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JOURNAL 


OF  THE 


FOURTH  ANNUAL 


OF  THE 

CHURCH 


IN  THE 

MISSIONARY  DISTRICT  OF  CUBA 

HELD  IN  HAVANA, 

vTTTZtSTIE)  9,  lO,  11,  1909. 


ZEL.A-'V"  .A.  LT  A 


PRINTING  “LA  PRUEBA",  OBRAPIA  99 
1909 


OFFERINGS  REQUIRED  BY  CANON. 


For  the  General  Clergy  Relief  | 
Fund . / 

For  Religious  and  Theological  | 
Education . / 

For  the  Permanent  Episcopal  ^ 
Fund . / 

For  the  Extension  of  the  Church  | 
in  the  District . / 


On  Christmas  Day. 

On  Ash  Wednesday,  or  Quin- 
quagesima. 

At  Ascensiontide. 

At  t ho  Bishop’s  Visitation. 


JOURNAL 


OF  THE 


FOURTH  ANNUAL  CONVOCATI 


OF  THE 


CHURCH 

IN  THE 


MISIONARY  DISTRICT  OF  CUBA 

HELD  IN  HAVANA, 


vJXJnsTE  9,  lO,  11,  1909. 


HAVAN-A 

PRINTING  "LA  PRUEBA”,  OBRAPIA  99 

1909 


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OFFICERS  OF  THE  DISTRICT 


The  Bishop. 

The  Rt.  Rev.  Albion  Williamson  Knight,  D.  D. 

Council  of  Advice. 

The  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel,  President.  .  Havana. 

The  Rev.  C.  B.  Colmore. 

The  Rev.  Francisco  Diaz-Yolero. 

Mr.  T.  H.  Harris,  Secretary.  .  .  .  Havana 
Mr.  J.  J.  Warren. 

Mr.  Emiliano  Sanchez. 

Archdeacons. 

The  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel . Archdeacon  of  Havana. 

The  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges . Archdeacon  of  East  Cuba. 

Secretary. 

The  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges . Sagua  la  Grande. 

Assistant  Secretary. 

The  Rev.  J.  M.  Lopez-Guillen .  .  .  Guanabacoa. 

Treasurer. 

Mr.  T.  II.  Harris . O’Reilly  104,  Havana. 

Chancellor. 

Mr.  Albert  Wright . Havana. 

Registrar. 

Air.  E.  G.  Harris . O’Reilly  104,  Havana. 

Historiographer. 

The  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel,  Calzada  80,  altos,  Vedado,  Havana. 

Examining  Chaplains. 

The  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges.  -  „ 

The  Rev.  M.  F.  Moreno. 


COMMITTEES 


Finance  and  Building. 

Mr.  E.  G.  Harris,  Mr.  N.  H.  Davis,  Mr.  A.  Wright,  Mr.  E. 
Sanchez,  and  Mr.  T.  M.  Huntington. 

Constitution  and  Canons. 

The  Kev.  C.  M.  Sturges,  the  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel,  the  Rev.  M.  F. 
Moreno,  Mr.  A.  Wright,  and  Mr.  E.  Sanchez. 

The  Assessment  Committee. 

The  Rev.  C.  B.  Colmore,  the  Rev.  F.  Diaz,  and  Mr.  II.  A. 
Himely . 

Committee  on  Education. 

The  Rev.  A.  T.  Sharpe,  the  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges,  and  Mr. 
Narcise  Monreal. 

Committee  on  Sunday  Schools. 

The  Rev.  M.  F.  Moreno,  the  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel,  Mr.  E.  G. 
Harris,  and  Mr.  E.  Sanchez. 

Commission  on  the  Prayer  Book. 

The  Bishop,  the  Rev.  M.  F.  Moreno,  the  Rev.  Esteban  Morell, 
the  Rev.  J.  M.  Lopez-Guillen,  Mr.  E.  G.  Harris,  and  Mr.  Alfredo 
Morata. 

Committee  on  Increased  Offerings. 

Mr.  II.  A.  Himely,  Mr.  Manuel  Garcia  y  Sierra,  and  Mr.  E. 
Sanchez. 

Committee  on  Forms  for  Parochial  Reports. 

The  Bishop,  the  Rev.  J.  M.  Lopez-Guillen,  and  Mr.  E.  G. 
Harris. 


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ORGANIZED  MISSIONS 


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Bolondron.  .  .  . 

*  Camagiiey.  .  .  . 

*  Cienfuegos.  .  .  . 

Colon . 

*  Guaniguanico.  . 

*  Guantanamo .  .  . 

*  Havana.  ...... 

Havana . 

*  La  Gloria.  .  .  . 

Limonar . 

Macagua-Arabos . 
Matanzas . 

*  Ocean  Beach.  .  . 

*  Santiago  de  Cuba 


San  Pablo. 

Los  Apostoles. 

San  Pablo. 

Santa  Maria. 

St.  John’s. 

All  Saints. 

Holy  Trinity  Cathedral. 
Calvario. 

Holy  Trinity. 

San  Felipe. 

La  Trinidad. 

Fieles  a  Jesus. 

St.  Paul’s. 

Santa  Maria. 


The  Missions  preceded  by  *  in  the  above  list  have  two  Con¬ 
gregations,  one  English  speaking,  and  the  other  Spanish, 
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UNORGANIZED  MISSIONS 


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Bacuranao. 

Bartle. 

Canet. 

Cardenas. 

Ceballos. 

*  Chaparra. 

Coliseo. 

*  Constancia. 

*  Ensenada  de  Moro. 

Guanabacoa. 

*  Sagua  la  Grande,  St.  Paul’s. 
Santiago  de  las  Vegas. 

*  Tinguaro. 

Union  de  Reyes,  San  Isidoro. 

Isle  of  Pines. 


Columbia,  St.  Luke’s. 
McKinley. 

Nueva  Gerona. 

Santa  Fe. 


Santa  Rosalia,  St.  Andrew’s. 

The  Missions  marked  with  an  *  have 
ish  speaking  congregations. 


both  English  and  Span- 


JOURNAL  OF  THE  CONVOCATION 


FIRST  DAY 


Havana,  Cuba,  June  9,  1909. 


The  Fourth  Annual  Convocation  of  the  Missionary  District 
of  Cuba  assembled  for  Divine  Service  in  Holy  Trinity  Cathe¬ 
dral,  Havana,  on  June  9th,  at  9.30  o’clock  a.m.  Immediately 
after  the  Service  the  Clergy  and  Lay  Delegates  met  in  the 
Chapel  of  the  Cathedral,  for  organization.  The  Secretary  of 
the  last  Annual  Convocation  called  the  roll  of  the  Clergy 
canonically  resident  in  the  District  as  follows : 

The  Rt.  Rev.  Albion  W.  Knight,  D.  D.,  Bishop. 

„  Rev.  William  Westwood  Steel,  Archdeacon  of  Havana. 

„  „  Charles  Milnor  Sturges,  Archdeacon  of  East  Cuba. 

„  „  Charles  B.  Colmore,  Dean,  Holy  Trinity  Cathedral. 

,,  „  Manuel  Florencio  Moreno,  Missionary,  Bolondron. 

„  „  J.  M.  Lopez-Guillen,  Canon,  Holy  Trinity  Cathedral. 

„  „  Esteban  Morell,  Missionary,  Cienfuegos. 

„  „  Juan  B.  Mancebo,  Missionary,  Santiago  de  Cuba. 

„  „  Emilio  Planas  y  Hernandez,  Missionary,  Limonar. 

,,  ,,  Andrew  Trowbridge  Sharpe,  Warden  Theol.  Semi¬ 

nary,  Havana. 

„  „  Francisco  Diaz-Volero,  Missionary,  Matanzas. 

„  „  Charles  Edwin  Snavely,  Missionary,  Camaguey. 

„  „  Charles  Breck  Ackley,  Missionary,  Guantanamo. 

„  „  Jose  Ramon  Pena,  Retired,  Havana. 

,,  ,,  Vicente  Angel  Tuzzio,  Missionary,  Colon. 

„  „  Cristobal  B.  Castro,  Missionary,  Sagua  la  Grande. 

„  „  Sergio  Ledo  Rodriguez,  Missionary,  Macagua-Arabos. 

Of  these  all  were  found  present  except  the  Rev.  Mr.  Pena. 

The  Secretary  then  called  the  names  of  the  lay  delegates 
whose  certificates  had  been  received  by  him,  and  the  following 
responded : 


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Mr.  Emiliano  Sanchez,  of  San  Pablo,  Bolondron. 

„  If.  A.  Himely,  of  Holy  Trinity  Cathedral,  Havana. 

,,  John  Waddle,  of  Holy  Trinity  Cathedral,  Havana. 

,,  Carlos  Menendez,  of  Fieles  a  Jesus,  Matanzas. 

,,  Jose  Gonzalez  Pena,  of  Calvario,  Havana. 

Of  the  ex-officio  members  of  the  Convocation  there  were 
pr  esent  Mr.  T.  H.  Harris,  Treasurer,  and  Mr.  E.  G.  Harris,  the 
Registrar. 

The  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges  was  elected  Secretary,  and  appointed 
the  Rev.  Jose-Maria  Lopez-Guillen,  Assistant  Secretary. 

The  President  appointed  for  the  Committee  on  Rights  of 
Clergymen  to  seats  in  the  Convocation,  the  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel, 
the  Rev.  C.  B.  Colmore,  and  the  Rev.  J.  B.  Mancebo;  -and  for 
the  Committee  on  Rights  of  Laymen,  Mr.  E.  Sanchez,  Mr.  II. 
A.  Himely,  and  Mr.  E.  G.  Harris. 

The  Bishop  then  read  that  part  of  his  annual  Address  which 
has  reference  to  those  prominent  workers  in  the  Church  who 
have  passed  on  to  their  rest  since  the  last  Convocation.  The 
Assistant  Secretary  then  read  the  same  part  of  the  Address  in 
Spanish,  after  which  the  Bishop  bade  the  Convocation  to 
Prayer.  The  Bishop  then  finished  the  reading  of  his  Address 
in  English. 

The  hour  at  which  it  has  been  usual  for  the  Convocation 
to  take  its  mid-day  recess  having  arrived,  on  motion  of  Mr.  T. 
H.  Harris  the  hours  of  the  sessions  for  this  Convocation  were 
fixed  as  follows:  from  8.30  a.m.,  to  11.00  a.m. ;  from  4.00  p.m.; 
to  6.00  p.in. ;  and  from  8.00  p.m.,  to  10.00  p.m. 

With  the  understanding  that  at  4.00  p.m.,  the  remainder  of 
the  Bishop’s  Address  would  be  read  in  Spanish,  the  Convoca¬ 
tion  took  a  recess  until  that  hour. 

4.00  p.m.  The  Convocation  re-assembled,  the  Bishop  in  the 
Chair.  That  part  of  the  Bishop’s  Address  which  had  not  been 
read  in  Spanish  at  the  previous  session  was  read  in  that 
language  by  the  Rev.  Mr.  Diaz. 

The  President  appointed  the  Committees  required  by  the 
Constitution  and  Rules  of  Order,  as  follows : 

Committee  on  the  State  of  the  Church. 

The  Rev.  A.  T.  Sharpe. 

„  „  F.  Diaz. 

„  „  E.  Planas. 

Mr.  II.  A.  Himely. 

„  E.  Sanchez. 

The  Committee  on  Parochial  Reports. 

Air.  E.  G.  Harris. 

„  Carlos  Menendez. 

„  John  Waddle. 

The  R-ev.  E.  Morell. 


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The  Committee  on  the  Episcopal  and  Other  Permanent  Funds. 

The  Rev.  M.  F.  Moreno. 

Mr.  Albert  Wright. 

Mr.  T.  H.  Harris. 

The  Committee  on  Unfinished  Business. 

The  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel. 

Mr.  J.  G.  Pena. 


Examining  Chaplains. 

The  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges. 

„  ,,  M.  F.  Moreno. 

The  Council  of  Advice. 

The  Rev.  W.  W.  Steel. 

,,  ,,  C.  B.  Colmore. 

„  „  Francisco  Diaz. 

Mr.  T.  TI.  Harris. 

„  J.  J.  Warren. 

„  Emiliano  Sanchez. 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Steel  presented  and  read  the  report  of  the 
Council  of  Advice,  as  follows : 


Havana,  Cuba,  June  1st,  1909. 

To  the  Rt.  Rev.  Albion  W.  Knight,  D.  D., 

and  to  the  Convocation  of  the  Missionary  District  of  Cuba: 

The  Council  of  Advice  respectfully  presents  the  following 
report : 

Since  the  date  of  the  last  report,  Jan.  1st,  1908,  six  meetings 
have  been  held  : 

1908. — Jan.  15th. — For  organization,  and  for  action  on  the 
papers  of  the  Rev.  Francisco  Diaz,  asking  for  recommendation 
for  Priest’s  Orders,  which  recommendation  was  granted. 

1908.— -Feb.  10th. — It  was  recommended  that  Jose  Matias 
Ripoll  be  dispensed  from  examinations  in  Greek,  until  such  time 
as  he  shall  be  ordered  Deacon,  and  that  he  be  admitted  as  a 
Candidate  for  Holy  Orders. 

1908. — April  28th. — It  was  recommended  that  Jose  Gonzalez 
Pena,  Sergio  Ledo  Rodriguez,  and  Cristobal  Bonifacio  Castro 
be  dispensed  from  subjects  not  strictly  ecclesiastical,  as  indi¬ 
cated  in  Canon  2,  Sec.  5,  Sub-sec.  2.  until  such  time  as  they 
have  been  ordered  Deacons,  and  that  they  be  admitted  as 
Candidates  for  Holy  Orders. 


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1908. — June  13th. — It  was  recommended  that  Vicente  Angel 
Tuzzio  be  admitted  to  the  Order  of  Deacons. 

1908.  — Nov.  27th. — It  was  recommended  that  Jose  Matias 
It i poll  be  admitted  to  the  Order  of  Deacons. 

1909.  — May  25th. — It  was  recommended  that  Vicente  Tell-a- 
lieche  be  dispensed  from  examination  in  subjects  not  strictly 
ecclesiastical  as  indicated  in  Canon  2,  Sec.  5,  Sub-sec.  2,  until 
such  time  as  he  shall  be  ordered  Deacon,  and  that  he  be  admit¬ 
ted  as  a  Candidate  for  Holy  Orders. 

«/ 

It  was  also  recommended  that  Jose  F.  Iribarren  be  admitted 
as  a  Candidate  for  Holy  Orders. 

It  was  also  recommended  that  Sergio  Ledo  Rodriguez  and 
Cristobal  Bonifacio  Castro  be  admitted  to  the  Order  of  Deacons. 


Respectfully  submitted, 
(Signed) : 

Clerical  Members. 

W.  W.  Steel,  President. 
Charles  B.  Colmore. 

C.  M.  Sturges. 


Lay  Members. 

T.  H.  Harris,  Secretary. 
E.  V.  Morgan. 

J.  J.  Warren. 


The  report  was  received  and  ordered  printed  in  the  Journal 
of  the  Convocation. 

The  R  ,ev.  Mr.  Steel  presented  the  report  of  the  Committee 
on  Translations,  which  was  received  and  ordered  printed  in 
the  Journal.  The  report  follows : 

Report  of  the  Committee  on  Translations. 


Your  Committee  respectfully  presents  the  following  report: 

That  since  the  last  Convocation  letters  have  been  sent  to  the 
Bishops  of  Mexico,  Porto  Rico,  and  the  Philippines  requesting 
tin;  appointment  of  a  proper  person  in  each  District  with  whom 
your  Committee  might  confer  with  reference  to  a  co-operation 
in  the  translation  of  literature  for  use  in  Sunday-schools,  and  in 
the  preparation  of  Candidates  for  Holy  Orders,  and  that  replies 
have  been  received  from  all  the  Bishops,  together  with  the 
appointment  of  correspondents  in  Mexico  and  Porto  Rico. 

On  May  19th  1908  a  conference  was  held  in  Havana  by  two 
members  of  each  of  the  Committees  from  Me:  i  o  and  Cuba, 
at  which  the  following  resolution  was  passed: 

“That  whereas  in  Spanish  speaking  countries  there  is  an 
absolute  lack  of  proper  translations  of  Church  literature  for 
use  in  propagating  the  Doctrines,  History  and  Customs  of 
the  Church,  and  in  view  of  the  imperative  need  of  such  trans¬ 
lations  at  the  earliest  possible  date,  therefore  be  it, 


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Resolved: — That  it  is  the  sense  of  this  meeting  that:  1st, 
A  Spanish  Publication  Society  should  be  established  under  the 
authority  of  the  Bishops  of  the  Church  in  the  Spanish  countries 
of  America;  2nd,  That  a  permanent  Secretary  should  be  ap¬ 
pointed  to  carry  on  the  active  work  of  the  Society;  and  3rd, 
That  this  resolution  should  be  submitted  to  the  Bishops  of 
Mexico,  Cuba  and  Porto  Rico  for  their  approval,  and  such 
action  ais  may  seem  desirable.” 

Your  Committee  submits  the  following  resolution: 

Resolved  that  this  report  be  accepted. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  W.  Steel. 

Manuel  F.  Moreno. 

C.  B.  Colmore. 

The  Convocation  then  entered  upon  the  election  of  the  Com¬ 
mittees  required  by  the  Canons.  Mr.  E.  G.  Harris  moved  that 
the  Assessment  Committee  shall  consist  of  three  members.  The 
motion  was  carried.  On  motion  of  the  Rev.  Mr.  Ackley  it  was 
ordered  that  in  preparing  the  ballots  for  these  Committees 
each  ballot  shall  contain  votes  for  the  number  of  members 
required  on  the  Committee,  and  that  those  receiving  the  highest 
number  of  votes  shiall  be  deemed  elected.  On  the  Committee 
on  Constitution  and  Canons  there  were  nominated,  the  Rev. 
Messers  Sturges,  Steel,  and  Moreno,  and  Messers  Albert  Wright, 
and  E.  Sanchez.  This  being  the  number  of  members  required 
on  the  Committee,  the  Secretary  was  ordered  to  cast  the  ballot 
for  the  Convocation,  for  the  nominees.  This  being  done,  the 
gentlemen  named  were  declared  elected. 

For  the  Finance  and  Building  Committee  Mr.  E.  G.  Harris, 
the  Rev.  Mr.  Colmore,  the  Rev.  Mr.  Sharpe,  Mr.  T.  H.  Harris, 
Mr.  Sanchez,  Mr.  Davis,  Mr.  Wright,  Mr.  Ellis,  and  Mr.  Hunt¬ 
ington  were  nominated.  The  Rev.  Mr.  Ackley  and  Mr.  Ledo 
were  appointed  tellers. 

The  tellers  for  the  Assessment  Committee,  being  the  Rev. 
Messers  Ackley  and  Ledo,  reported,  and  the  Rev.  C.  B.  Colmore, 
the  Rev.  F.  Diaz,  and  Mr.  H.  A.  Himely  were  declared  duly 
elected. 

Nominations  being  called  for,  for  tin1  Committee  on  Sunday- 
schools,  the  names  of  the  Rev.  Messers  Steel,  Moreno,  Lopez- 
Guillen,  Planas,  Sharpe,  and  Morell,  and  of  Messers  E.  G. 
Harris,  and  E.  Sanchez  were  presented.  The  Rev.  Mr.  Castro 
and  Mr.  Carlos  Menendez  were  appointed  tellers. 

While  the  tellers  were  out,  the  Committee  on  the  Rights  of 
Laymen  made  a  report,  recommending  that  Mr.  Aniceto  Granda 
be  given  a  seat  and  vote  in  the  Convocation,  as  alternate  Dele¬ 
gate  from  San  Felipe,  Limonar,  the  Delegate  not  being  present. 


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The  name  of  Mr.  Granda  being  called,  he  was  found  to  be 
present. 

The  Rev.  Messers  Ackley  and  Castro  tellers  of  votes  for  the 
Finance  and  Building  Committee  made  their  report,  and  Mr.  E. 
G.  Harris,  Mr.  N.  H.  Davis,  Air.  A.  Wright,  Mr.  T.  M.  Hunting- 
ton,  and  Mr.  E.  Sanchez  were  declared  duly  elected  on  said 
Committee. 


The  Rev.  Messers  Lopez-Guillen,  Sturges,  and  Sharpe,  and 
Mr.  Narciso  Monreal  were  nominated  on  the  Committee  on 
Education.  Mr.  Ackley  and  Mr.  Ledo  were  again  appointed 
tellers.  The  Rev.  Air.  Steel  read  his  report  as  Historiographer, 
which  was  received  and  ordered  printed  in  the  Journal,  (see 
Appendix  D.)  The  tellers  for  the  Sunday-school  Committee 
reported,  and  the  Rev.  Mr.  Moreno,  and  the  Rev.  Mr.  Steel, 
Air.  E.  G.  Harris,  and  Mr.  E.  Sanchez  were  declared  elected. 

The  Archdeacon  of  Havana  presented  and  re-ad  his  report, 
which  was  received  and  ordered  printed  in  the  Journal,  (see 
Appendix  B.)  The  tellers  for  the  Education  Committee  report¬ 
ed,  and  the  Rev.  A.  T.  Sharpe,  the  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges,  and 
Air.  Narcise  Monreal  were  declared  elected  to  constitute  this 
Committee. 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Colmore  presented  the  report  of  the  Com¬ 
mittee  on  Marriage  Law,  as  follows : 


Report  of  Committee  on  Marriage  Law. 

To  the  Fourth  Annual  Convocation  of  the  Missionary  District 
of  Cuba : 


We  the  undersigned  members  of  the  Committee  on  Marriage 
Law  beg  to  present  the  following  report: 

After  carefully  studying  the  marriage  law  of  Cuba  as  set 
forth  in  Military  Order  No.  140,  series  of  1901,  we  have  thought 
it  best  not  to  suggest  changes  in  the  law  itself,  but  rather  an 
intelligent  and  careful  compliance  with  the  regulations. 

To  make  changes  would,  in  most  instances,  mean  altering 
the  principles  upon  which  this  law  is  founded,  and  it  is  doubt¬ 
ful  if  more  lax  and  open  regulations  in  regard  to  the  marriage 
law  would  be  beneficial  in  this  Island. 

To  better  facilitate  the  use  of  this  law,  certain  observations 
have  been  written,  which  may  be  had  upon  request. 

We  therefore  submit  the  following  resolution: — “That  this 
report  be  accepted  by  this  Convocation,  and  that  the  Com¬ 
mittee  be  discharged.” 

(signed)  Charles  B.  Colmore. 


Francisco  Diaz-Volero. 


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The  report  was  accepted  and  the  resolution  attached  adopted. 

The  Archdeacon  of  East  Cuba  read  his  report  which  was 
received  and  ordered  printed  in  the  Journal,  (see  Appendix  C.) 

On  motion  of  Mr.  T.  H.  Harris  the  resolution  passed  at  the 
morning  session  fixing  the  hours  of  the  daily  sessions  of  this 
Convocation  was  reconsidered,  and  amended  so  as  to  read, 
“The  sessions  of  this  Convocation  shall  be  from  8.30  to  11.00 
a.m.,  from  4.00  to  6.00  p.m.,  and  from  8.30  p.m.  to  such  hour 
as  may  be  deemed  expedient  by  the  Convocation.” 

The  Convocation  then  took  a  recess  until  8.30  p.m. 

8.30  p.m.  At  8.30  p.m.  the  Bishop  being  in  the  chair,  the 
Convocation  was  again  called  to  order.  The  Bishop  presented 
the  report  of  the  Church  Extension  Fund,  which  was  read  by 
the  Secretary.  It  was  received  and  ordered  printed  in  the 
Journal.  The  report  follows: 


Bishop’s  Report  of  the  Church  Extension  Fund. 


1908. 

Jan.  5 

By  offering,  San  Pablo,  Bolondron . 

$  2.26 

„  8 

Opening  Service  at  Conv.  .  . 

14.73 

19 

i y 

,,  Saint  Paul’s,  S.  la  Grande.  . 

3.02 

„  16 

Cash 

from,  T.  II.  Harris,  Treasurer,  loan. 

returned . 

60.80 

Feb.  27 

Offering,  McKinley,  Isle  of  Pines . 

5.42 

„  28 

1 1 

Nueva  Gerona,  Isle  of  Pines.  .  . 

8.21 

Mch.  1 

*  * 

Saint  Luke’s,  Isle  of  Pines.  .  .  . 

2.43 

„  1 

*  * 

Saint  Andrew’s,  Isle  of  Pines  .  . 

3.23 

„  1 

y  y 

Santa  Fe,  Isle  of  Pines . 

11.06 

May.  2 

Fieles  a  Jesus,  Matanzas . 

3.80 

„  3 

yy 

Santa  Maria,  Santiago  de  Cuba.  . 

3.45 

„  6 

San  Pablo,  Camagiiey . 

3.44 

„  10 

y  y 

Holy  Trinity,  La  Gloria . 

3.63 

June  21 

*»  * 

San  Felipe,  Limonar . 

2.13 

„  21 

y  y 

Fieles  a  Jesus,  Matanzas . 

.90 

„  29 

yy 

Santa  Maria,  Colon . 

2.10 

„  30 

yy 

San  Francisco,  Cardenas . 

5.28 

Jul.  7 

*  < 

Cathedral,  Havana . 

20.45 

„  10 

yy 

Saint  Paul’s,  Cienfuegos . 

5.20 

Dec.  8 

All  Saints,  Guantanamo . 

3.45 

„  9 

yy 

Santa  Maria,  Santiago  de  Cuba .  . 

3.91 

„  10 

y  y 

Saint  Paul’s,  Camagiiey . 

10.31 

„  13 

yy 

Saint  Paul’s,  Cienfuegos . 

5.64 

„  13 

yy 

San  Pablo,  Cienfuegos . 

1.61 

„  13 

yy 

Constancia . 

35.38 

Carried  Forward . 

$221.84 

14 


Brought  Forward . 

$221.84 

Dec.  14 

Offering, 

La  Trinidad,  Maeagua-Arabos .  . 

$  1.62 

„  15 

yy 

Santa  Maria,  Colon . 

1.13 

„  16 

San  Francisco,  Cardenas . 

1.15 

„  27 

V 

San  Felipe,  Limonar . 

3.06 

„  27 

yy 

Fieles  a  Jesus,  Matanzas . 

2.40 

1909. 

Jan.  24 

yy 

San  Pablo,  Bolondron . 

2.25 

„  25 

y / 

Saint  John’s,  Guaniguanico .  .  . 

4.18 

„  31 

y  y 

Ooliseo . 

.41 

Feb.  25 

yy 

Saint  Paul’s,  Ocean  Beach.  .  .  . 

5.75 

Mch.  4 

McKinley,  Isle  of  Pines . 

9,39 

„  5 

Nueva  Gerona,  Isle  of  Pines.  .  . 

10.75 

„  7 

yy 

Saint  Luke’s,  Isle  of  Pines.  .  .  . 

1.33 

7 

Santa  Fe,  Isle  of  Pines . 

7.05 

„  17 

yy 

Santisima  Trinidad,  Havana .  .  . 

1.50 

„  22 

yy 

Chaparra . 

9.78 

„  24 

yy 

Bartle . 

8.18 

„  25 

yy 

Saint  Paul’s,  Camagiiey . 

2.15 

28 

*  % 

IIolv  Trinity,  La  Gloria . 

9.14 

Apr.  4 

i « 

Santisima  Trinidad,  Havana.  .  . 

1.73 

„  11 

Calvario,  Havana . 

,54 

„  14 

Cathedral,  Havana . 

77.46 

„  14 

Santa  Maria,  Colon . 

.32 

16 

Saint  Paul’s,  Sagua  La  Grande.  . 

5.35 

„  17 

!>> 

San  Pablo,  Cienfuegos . 

1.67 

„  18 

j  i 

Saint  Paul’s,  Cienfuegos . 

14.32 

„  18 

i  < 

Constancia . 

20.42 

May.  23 

>  J 

San  Felipe,  Limonar . 

1.89 

„  23 

y  * 

Fieles  a  Jesus,  Matanzas . 

1.00 

„  30 

La  Trinidad,  Maeagua-Arabos.  . 

6.40 

,  31 

By  error 

in  statement  last  year . 

.02 

31 

„  balance  last  year . 

79.85 

By  total  of  receipts.  .  .  . 

$513.03 

1908. 

•Ian.  6  To  pews,  Santa  Maria,  Colon.  .  $  30.00 


„  24  To  equipment,  Sagua  la  Grande.  100.00 

Apr.  25  To  Ex.  and  Duty,  Communion 

Service .  3.69 

,,  25  To  Registers  for  Missions.  .  .  .  14.00 

Mch.  27  To  purchase  of  lot,  Bartle.  .  .  50.00  $  203.69 


By  balance .  $309.34 


The  Committee  on  the  Rights  of  Laymen  reported  the  name 
of  Mr.  Jose  F.  Iribarren,  an  alternate  from  Holy  Trinity  Cathe¬ 
dral,  as  entitled  to  a  seat  and  vote  in  place  of  Mr.  Edwin  V. 
Morgan,  delegate,  not  present. 

The  Committee  on  Unfinished  Business  presented  its  report 
bv  the  Rev.  Mr.  Steel,  as  follows : 

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Report  of  the  Committee  on  Unfinished  Business. 

Your  Committee  submits  the  following  report  : 

1.  That  as  on  page  38  of  the  Journal  of  the  last  Convocation, 
a  Committee  was  appointed  to  continue  investigations  in  regard 
to  the  establishment  of  a  Hospital  in  the  central  part  of  Cuba ; 
which  Committee  Iras  not  reported. 

2.  That  as  on  page  58  of  the  same  Journal  an  Editor  was 
appointed  to  take  the  necessary  steps  towards  the  publication 
of  an  Official  Periodical,  which  Editor  has  not  reported. 

3.  That  as  on  pages  58-60,  it  was  resolved:  “That  a  Com¬ 
mittee  of  three,  resident  in  the  place,  be  appointed  by  the 
Chair,  to  make  arrangements  for  a  Missionary  Meeting  at  a 
convenient  time,  at  the  next  Convocation  which  Committee  has 
not  reported. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  W.  Steel. 

J.  G.  Pena. 

The  report  was  received  and  the  Committee  discharged. 

On  motion  of  Mr.  T.  H.  Harris  it  was  ordered  that  the  next 
Annual  Convocation  be  held  on  the  second  Wednesday  in 
June,  1910. 

On  motion  of  the  Rev.  Air.  Steel  it  was  ordered  that  the 
Parochial  reports  for  the  next  year  be  made  from  June  1st  to 
June  1st. 

The  Committee  on  Sunday-schools  presented  its  report.  It 
was  read  by  Mr.  E.  G.  Harris,  as  follows : 

“The  Committee  on  Sunday-schools  has  to  report  that  they 
have  taken  a  census  of  the  Sunday-schools  at  this  time  in 
operation  in  Cuba,  and  find  only  about  one  half  of  the  Mis¬ 
sions  making  any  effort  at  the  development  of  Sunday-school 
work. 

This  vital  question  is  one  that  merits  the  attention  of  the 
Convocation,  and  your  Committee  complying  with  the  provi¬ 
sions  of  Canon  XX,  has  arranged  for  a  meeting  to  be  held  in 
the  Cathedral  Church  on  the  evening  of  June  8th  at  4.00  p.m., 
for  the  discussion  of  subjects  pertaining  to  the  development  of 
Sunday-schools. 


IG 


The  question  being  one  of  such  breadth,  and  having  so  many 
phases,  this  Committee  has  not  deemed  it  wise  to  set  any  fixed 
program  of  subjects  for  discussion,  but  recommends  a  short 
discourse  from  each  member  of  this  Convocation,  opening  the 
subject  from  the  point  of  view  suggested  by  the  difficulties 
which  seem  to  present  themselves  to  each  Missionary  in  his 
work,  followed  by  an  analysis  of  such  difficulties  by  whomso- 
ever  may  be  so  disposed. 

A  time  limit  should  be  placed  on  each  speaker,  and  we  re¬ 
commend  that  this  be  fixed  at  10  minutes  for  each  speaker. 

Subjects  suggested  by  this  Committee  are  as  follows: 

“Difficulties  encountered  in  Sundav-school  work.” 

%/ 

“Methods  of  Instruction  of  Children.” 

“Methods  of  Instruction  of  Teachers.” 

“Methods  of  exciting  Interest  in  Sunday-schools  among  the 
Laity,  and  the  Extension  of  its  Influence. 

“The  Primary  Object  of  tin1  Sunday-school,  and  its  Relation 
to  the  Church.” 

The  result  of  the  census  taken  by  your  Committee  shows  17 
Stations  at  which  Sunday-schools  are  in  operation,  with  a  total 
enrollment  of  964  children,  of  whom  446  are  boys,  and  518  are 
girls. 

190  English  Scholars.  17  English  Teachers. 

774  Spanish  Scholars.  40  Spanish  Teachers 


Total :  964  Scholars.  57  Teachers. 

The  (average  attendance  is  about  400. 

The  Total  Receipts  from  Sunday-school  Offerings  has  been 
only  $167.92,  for  the  17  months. 

A  further  classification  of  the  Scholars,  shows  that : 

190  are  under  6  years  of  age. 

346  from  6  to  10  vears  of  age. 

284  from  10  to  15  vears  of  age. 

4/  n 

144  over  15  years  of  age. 


An  examination  of  this  Summary  shows  an  average  of  about 
19  scholars  to  each  teacher,  among  the  Spanish  Missions,  and 
about  11  scholars  to  each  teacher  among  the  English  schools. 

All  of  this  evidences  the  lack  of  teachers,  more  forcibly 
than  lack  of  scholars;  and  the  “Means  and  the  Methods  of 
covering  this  deficiency,”  is  one  of  the  most  important  subjects 
for  discussion. 

The  members  of  this  Committee,  after  much  delay,  and  some 
labor,  have  to  report  that  the  Catechism,  translated  and  pre¬ 
sented  at  a  previous  Convocation,  has  been  delivered  to  the 
printers  for  publication,  although  no  financial  'aid  has  been 
received  for  this  expense,  and  the  outlay  will  probably  be  some 


17 


$130.00  for  4,000  copies;  or  if  advisable,  a  lesser  number  can 
be  published,  with  a  slight  reduction  in  cost. 

This  Committee  feels  that  the  greatest  need  now  for  this 
District  in  the  development  of  the  Sunday-school  work  is  the 
production  in  Spanish  of  the  more  comprehensive  text-book 
of  the  same  series  as  that  already  being  published,  in  order  to 
put  into  the  hands  of  the  older  scholars  and  teachers  such 
instruction  as  will  serve  as  a  basis  for  intelligent  lay  help  in 
this  work. 

Manuel  F.  Moreno. 

E.  G.  Harris. 

Emilio  Planas. 

(Resolution  attached.) 

Resolved: — That  the  session  of  this  Convocation  on  the  even¬ 
ing  of  June  10th,  at  4.00  p.m.,  be  devoted  exclusively  to  the 
discussion  of  the  Sunday-school  Committee  Report.” 

The  Report  was  received  and  the  resolution  adopted.  The 
Convocation  then  adjourned  to  8.30  a.m.,  tomorrow. 


SECOND  DAY. 

Thursday,  June  10th,  1909. 

The  Convocation  re-assembled  at  8.30  a.m.,  the  Bishop  in 
the  ('hair.  After  prayers  said  by  the  President,  the  Minutes 
of  the  sessions  of  the  previous  day  were  read  in  Spanish  and 
English,  and  after  some  corrections,  were  approved. 

The  Treasurer  presented  his  Report,  which  was  received  and 
ordered  printed  in  the  Journal.  The  Report  follows: 

T.  H.  HARRIS,  Treasurer. 

DISTRICT  OF  CUBA. 


Permanent  Episcopal  Fund. 

1906. 

Dec.  28  By  Cash  Mission,  San  Pablo .  $  2.30 

1907. 

May  10  „  „  „  McKinley,  Isle  of  Pines  2.03 

„  10  „  „  „  Nueva  Gerona,  Isle  of 

,  Pines .  1.70 

„  10  ,,  ,,  ,,  Santa  Rosalia,  Isle  of 

Pines .  .44 

„  10  ,,  „  „  Santa  Fe,  Isle  of  Pines.  3.06 


Carried  Forward 


$  9.53 


18 


Brought  Forward . 

$  9.53 

May  10 

By 

Cash 

Mission, 

Columbia,  Isle  of  Pines. 

$  1.16 

„  13 

>> 

11 

11 

Jesus  del  Monte.  .  .  . 

1.33 

„  15 

11 

11 

11 

Bolondron . 

1.00 

„  16 

11 

11 

St.  Paul . 

4.20 

„  21 

11 

11 

11 

Matanzas . 

1.00 

Jun.  14 

11 

11 

11 

Santa  Maria . 

2.50 

„  14 

11 

11 

11 

Guantanamo . 

9.65 

Sept.  23 

11 

11 

11 

Bolondron . 

4.69 

1908. 
May  23 

11 

y  • 

y  y 

Bolondron . 

2.53 

Jun.  4 

11 

11 

11 

Matanzas . 

2.50 

10 

11 

11 

11 

Calvario . 

2.00 

July  15 

11 

11 

11 

Church  of  the  Apostles. 

6.46 

1909. 
May  26 

11 

11 

11 

Calvario . 

1.40 

„  27 

11 

11 

Matanzas . 

1.50 

Jun.  3 

11 

11 

11 

Bolondron . 

1.00 

„  5 

11 

11 

11 

Li  m on ar . 

.20 

$  52.65 

Havana,  June  8th,  1909. 


T.  H.  HARRIS,  Treasurer. 
DISTRICT  OF  CUBA. 


Account  Sundries. 


1906. 

Feb.  28  By  Cash  A.  W.  Knight,  Clergy  Relief  Fund. 
May  31  „  „  E.  Planas,  Clergy  Relief  Fund.  . 


1908. 

Mar.  10 
May  4 


4 

4 

14 


y  y 


y  * 


*  * 


E.  Planas,  Theological  Education. 
C.  M.  Sturges,  Clergy  Relief  Fund. 
C.  M.  Sturges,  Theological  Educa¬ 
tion  . 

M.  F.  Moreno,  Theological  Educa¬ 
tion  . 

M.  F.  Moreno,  Offerings . 

M.  F.  Moreno,  Clergy  Relief  Fund. 
J.  B.  Mancebo,  Good  Friday  Offer¬ 
ings . 


$  2.15 
3.08 


1.05 

7.30 

2.02 

2.20 

.50 

2.53 

2.00 


. $  22.83 


Carried  Forward 


19 


Brought  Forward .  . .  $  22.83 


Dee.  31  By  Cash  J.  B.  Mancebo,  Clergy  Relief  Fund  $  1.00 

„  31  „  ,,  J.  B.  Mancebo,  Extension  Fund.  .  .75 

1909. 

Jan.  11  „  „  C.  M.  Sturges,  Clergy  Relief  Fund.  10.29 

Mar.  2  „  „  C.  M.  Sturges,  Clergy  Relief  Fund.  .75 

Apr.  6  „  „  V.  A.  Tuzzio,  Offerings .  .24 

June  3  „  „  M.  F.  Moreno,  Clergy  Relief  Fund.  2.50 

„  3  „  „  M.  F.  Moreno,  Theological  Educa¬ 
tion .  1.45 


Havana,  June  8th,  1909. 


Total 


$  39.81 


T.  H.  HARRIS,  Treasurer. 
DISTRICT  OF  CUBA. 
Account  Missionary  Apportionment. 


1907. 


CREDITS. 


Nov.  7 


Dec. 


>5 


Jan. 


24 

24 

24 

24 

24 

1908. 

7 

7 

8 
8 


„  8 
Mar.  21 
May  4 
4 

„  4 

Jun.  16 
16 
16 


By  Cash,  Mission,  San  Pablo,  Bolondron  . 

„  „  „  Guayabal . 

„  „  „  Columbia . 

„  „  „  Nueva  Gerona . 

„  „  „  Santa  Fe . 

,,  „  „  Santa  Rosalia . 


Santiago  de  Cuba.  .  .  . 

Limonar . 

Guantanamo . 

San  Isidro,  Union  de 

Reyes . 

Stma.  Trinidad . 

Guanabacoia . 

Camagiiey . 

San  Pablo . 

Santiago  de  las  Vegas  . 

McKinley . 

Santa  Rosalia . 

Santa  Fe . 


$  10.00 
.60 
1.00 
1.00 
.50 
1.00 


6.00 

5.60 

15.00 

.50 

19.60 

2.00 

10.00 

10.00 

1.00 

1.00 

1.00 

.50 


$  86.30 


Carried  Forward 


16 

16 

16 

16 

1 

25 

26 

2 

10 

901 

11 

15 

15 

26 

27 

27 

27 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

1 

1 

1 

1 

7 

7 

7 

7 

7 

9 

9 

9 

9 

9 


Brought  Forward 


$  86.30 


By  Cash,  Mission,  Nuev»a  Gerona . $  1,00 


„  Columbia .  1.00 

„  Limonar .  5.00 

„  Coliseo .  1.00 

„  Holy  Trinity .  150.00 

„  Camagiiey .  10.00 

,,  Holy  Trinity .  150.00 

„  St,  Paul’s,  Cienfuegos.  25.00 

Jesus  del  Monte.  .  .  .  3.00 


yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 

y  y 
yy 
yy 


yy 


yy 

yy 

yy 

yy 


yy 

yy 

yy 


„  Santiago  de  Cuba,  1908.  6.00 

„  Limonar .  6.00 

„  Coliseo .  1.50 

„  Galvario .  3.00 

„  Macagua .  1.00 

„  Matanzas .  10.00 

„  Cardenas .  10.00 

„  Bartle .  5.00 

„  Camagiiey .  15.00 

„  Ocean  Beach .  2.40 

„  Columbia .  1.00 

„  Guantanamo .  2.54 

„  Santa  Rosalia .  1.00 

„  Santa  Fe .  .50  • 

„  McKinley .  1.00 

„  Santiago  de  las  Vegas.  1.00 

„  Xueva  Gerona .  1.00 

,,  Constancia .  14.20 

„  Cienfuegos .  4.22 

„  Sa\gua  la  Grande.  .  .  .  5.00 

„  Ocean  Beach .  .69 

Foreign  Missions,  La  Gloria.  .  3.50 

Domestic  Missions,  Lo  Gloria.  3.00 

Missions,  Guanabacoa .  1.00 

„  Stma.  Trinidad,  Ilabana  18.00 

„  Bacuranao .  .50 

„  San  Pablo,  Bolondron.  10.00 

„  San  Isidro,  LTnion  de 

Reyes .  .50 

,,  Guantanamo .  15.00 

,,  Santa  Marla,  Colon.  .  1.00 

„  St.  Mary,  Santiago  de 

Cuba  (1909) .  6.00 


Total 


$582.85 


«./  V/ ' 

12 

1 

29 

90 

10 

10 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

28 

90' 

7 

7 

24 

24 

24 

24 

27 

90 

6 

6 

8 

8 

8 

8 

8 


DEBITS. 


21 


To  cash  A.  AY.  Knight .  $  60.80 

„  ,,  D.  &  F.  M.  Society.  .  .  171.00 

„  „  „  „  „  •  263.00  $  494.80 


Total  Credits,  balance .  $  88.05 


Account  Convocation  Assessment. 
CREDITS. 


By 

ii 
11 
ii 
11 
11 
ii 
11 
?  ? 

11 


J? 

ii 

j? 

?? 

?? 

?? 

ii 


ii 

?? 

?? 

?? 

11 


11 

11 


Cash;  Mission,  Bolondron . $  15.00 

„  .  „  Matanzas .  12.00 

„  „  Columbia .  2.00 

„  „  Santa  Rosalia .  2.00 

„  „  Santa  Fe .  1.00 

„  „  Nueva  Gerona .  2.00 

„  „  Guayabal .  1.20 

„  „  Bacuranao .  2.00 

,,  „  Holy  Trinity,  Havana.  83.20 

„  „  Calvario,  J.  del  Alonte.  3.60 

„  ,,  Camagiiey.  . .  20.00 

„  „  St.  Alary,  S.  de  Cuba.  12.00 

„  ,,  Guantanamo,  All  Saints  20.00 

„  „  S.  de  Cuba,  St.  Alary’s.  15.00 

„  „  Guayabal .  1.20 

,,  ,,  Columbia .  2.00 

„  „  Nueva  Gerona .  2.00 

„  „  Santa  Fe .  1.00 

,,  „  Santa  Rosalia .  2.00 

„  ,,  Santiago  de  Cuba.  .  .  .  12.00 

,,  ,,  Holy  Trinity,  Havana  .  83.20 

,,  „  Camagiiey .  20.00 

,,  ,,  Guantanamo,  All  Saints  20.00 

„  „  Alatanzas,  Fieles  a  Jesus  12.00 

,,  „  San  Isidro,  Union  de 

Reves .  1.00 

•/ 

,,  „  Calvario,  J.  del  Monte.  3.60 

yy  yy  yy  yy  yy  4.00 


Carried  Forward .  $355.00 


22 


Broug 

ht  Forward . 

$355.00 

M  ay  1 

Bv 

. 

Cash,  Mission, 

Cienfuegos,  St.  Paul’s. 

$  15.00 

„  4 

99 

99 

99 

San  Pablo . 

15.00 

Jun.  16 

9  9 

9  9 

99 

Columbia,  St.  Luke’s.  . 

2.00 

,,  16 

99 

99 

99 

Nueva  Gerona . 

2.00 

„  16 

99 

99 

99 

Santa  Fe . 

1.00 

„  16 

*  9 

99 

99 

Santa  Rosalia,  St.  An- 

drew ’s . 

2.00 

„  16 

99 

99 

99 

McKinley . 

2.00 

„  16 

99 

99 

99 

Santiago  de  las  Vegas. 

1.00 

„  16 

99 

99 

99 

Limonar,  San  Felipe.  . 

1.00 

„  28 

99 

V 

99 

Coliseo . 

.50 

„  28 

99 

5? 

99 

Camagiiey,  St.  Paul’s  . 

20.00 

Nov.  12 

99 

99 

99 

Matanzas,  Fieles  a  Jesus 

12.00 

1909. 

May  27 

*9 

1  9 

99 

Cardenas . 

10.00 

„  27 

99 

99 

Macagua,  La  Trinidad. 

1.00 

„  27 

*9 

99 

99 

Columbia,  St.  Luke’s.  . 

2.00 

„  27 

99 

99 

99 

Santa  Rosalia,  St.  An- 

drew’s . 

2.00 

„  29 

99 

v 

99 

Santa  Fe . 

1.00 

„  29 

99 

99* 

99 

Nueva  Gerona . 

2.00 

„  29 

V 

99 

99 

McKinley . 

2.00 

„  29 

99 

99 

99 

Santiago  de  las  Vegas. 

1.00 

Jun.  1 

99 

99 

99 

Sagua  la  Grande  .  .  . 

10.00 

„  7 

9  9 

99 

99 

Guanabacoa . 

1.00 

„  9 

99 

99 

99 

Bolondron,  San  Pablo  . 

15.00 

„  9 

99 

99 

99 

Havana,  Stma.  Trinidad 

4.00 

9 

9  9 

99 

99 

San  Isidro,  Union  de 

Reyes . 

1.00 

„  9 

99 

99 

99 

Havana:,  Holy  Trinity. 

83.00 

„  9 

9  9 

9  9 

99 

Guantanamo,  All  Saints 

20.00 

„  9 

9  9 

99 

9  9 

Colon,  Santa  Maria.  .  . 

1.00 

„  9 

9  9 

9  9 

9  9 

Santiago  de  Cuba,  1908, 

Santa  Maria . 

12.00 

Total  Credits .  $596.50 

Less  total  Debits .  456.65 


$139.85 


Total  Balance 


Account  Convocation  Assessment. 


DEBITS. 


1906. 

Apr.  25  To 


Dec.  29 

1907. 

July  31 
Sep.  16 
Oct.  8 

Nov.  2 


1908. 

May.  12 
16 
27 
Jupe  6 
17 
23 


1909. 

Jan.  29 
Feb.  27 


?? 

?? 


Cash  Miss  Rodriguez,  Copying  Minutes 

Conv.  Meeting . $  2.00 

„  P.  Montiel,  Printing  Journals  of 

Convocation .  70.80 


?? 

?? 


C.  M.  Sturges,  Sec’ty  Services.  . 
C.  B.  Colmore,  Wrappers  &  Postage 
Riambla  &  Bouza,  Printing  1200 
Journals  of  Convocation.  .  .  . 

500  Information  Blanks  of  Bap¬ 
tism. 

500  Information  Blanks  of  Miat- 
rimonv. 

500  Information  Blanks  of  Con¬ 
firmation. 


C.  B.  Colmore,  for  Stamps.  .  . 
C.  B.  Colmore,  ,,  „  ... 

Drayage  on  Books . 

P.  Montiel,  Pr’t’g  Journal  Conv 
C.  B.  Colmore,  for  Stamps.  .  . 
E.  G.  Harris,  for  Sundries.  .  . 


IT.  E.  Swan,  for  Typewriting. 
M.  E.  Perez,  for  Translations 

Total  Debits . 


13.10 

2.50 

134.55 


712.76 


4.00 

1.77 

.40 

139.12 

1.00 

31.70 


39.55 

3.40 

$456.65 


The  Following  Assessments  of  1908  have  not  been  paid. 

Convocation.  Missions. 


Bartle .  $  2.50 

Ceballos .  5.00  $4.00 

La  Gloria .  7.50 


Total .  $15.00  $4.00 


Havana,  June  10th,  1909. 


T.  H.  Harris,  Treasurer. 


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The  Rev.  .Mr.  Sturges,  presented  the  following  resolution: 

“That  there  be  appointed  by  the  President  of  the  Convo¬ 
cation,  one  clergyman  and  one  layman  who  in  consultation 
with  the  Bishop  shall  prepare  and  have  printed,  ready  for  dis¬ 
tribution  before  the  next  Annual  Convocation,  a  new  blank 
form  for  Parochial  reports.”  The  resolution  was  adopted. 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Moreno  presented  the  report  of  the  Committee 
on  Hospital  as  follows:  “The  Committee  on  Hospital  begs 
leave  to  report  as  follows: 

That  it  does  not  seen  practicable  at  present  to  find  adequate 
means  to  establish  a  Hospital  in  the  District.  The  Committee 
respectfully  requests  that  it  be  discharged.” 


Manuel  F.  Moreno. 
C.  M.  Sturges. 


The  report  was  received  and  the  Committee  discharged. 

The  Chancellor  of  the  District,  Mr.  Albert  Wright,  appeared 
and  took  his  seat  in  the  Convocation. 


The  Rev.  Mr.  Diaz  presented  the  following  resolution : 

“Resolved  that  messages  of  Salutation  be  sent  to  the  Pres¬ 
ident-  of  the  Republic,  the  Governor  of  the  Province  and  the 
Alcalde  of  the  City  of  Havana,  informing  them  that  the  Clergy 
and  laity  of  the  Episcopal  Church  of  Cuba,  assembled  in  .its 
Fourth  Annual  Convocation,  in  the  Cathedral  of  the  Holy- 
Trinity,  begs  the  Divine  blessing  for  the  security  of  the  Gov¬ 
ernment.”  The  resolution  was  adopted.  (For  replies  see  Ap¬ 
pendix  F.) 

On  motion  of  the  Rev.  Mr.  Ackley,  it  was  “resolved  that  a 
Committee  of  three  be  appointed  by  the  Chair  to  draw  up 
resolutions  relative  to  the  death  of  Mr.  George  C.  Thomas,  late 
Treasurer  of  the  Board  of  Missions,  and  the  election  of  the 
General  Secretary  of  the  same  Board  to  the  Episcopate.”  The 
resolution  was  adopted,  and  the  President  appointed  on  the 
said  Committee  the  Rev.  Mr.  Ackley,  the  Rev.  Air.  Diaz,  and 
Mr.  E.  Sanchez. 


The  Rev.  Mr.  Tuzzio  presented  the  following  resolution  : 

“The  subscriber  respectfully  proposes  to  the  Convocation 
the  establishment  of  small  libraries  in  the  towns  where  there 
are  no  public  libraries,  with  the  object  of  attracting  the  youth 
and  other  persons  who  may  make  use  of  them,  thus  facilitating 
the  work  of  the  Church,  which  said  religious  literature  may 
create.”  This  resolution  was  seconded,  but  its  consideration 
was  postponed. until  all  the  members  of  the  Convocation  should 
be  present,  many  of  them  being  at  this  moment  at  work  in 


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the  Committee  rooms.  The  Convocation  took  a  recess  of  ten 
minutes. 

When  the  Convocation  was  again  called  to  order,  Mr.  T. 
IT.  Harris  presented  the  Report  on  the  Episcopal  and  other 
Permanent  Funds.  The  Report  follows: 

“Your  Committee  on  Episcopal  and  other  Permanent  Funds 
beg  leave  to  report  a  fund  aggregating  $52.65,  now  in  the  hands 
of  the  Treasurer  of  the  District,  and  recommends  that  the 
Treasurer  be  instructed  to  invest  this  Fund  in  some  interest- 
bearing  account  satisfactory  to  the  Committee. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Manuel  F.  Moreno. 

Albert  Wright. 

T.  H.  Harris. 

The  Report  was  received  and  the  recommendation  adopted. 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Steel  presented  a  Report  from  the  Committee 
on  the  Rights  of  Clergymen  which  was  returned  to  the  Com¬ 
mittee  with  the  request  for  the  further  consideration  of  the 
question  involved. 

The  Convocation  took  a  recess  until  4.00  p.m. 


4.00  p.m.  The  order  of  the  day  being  the  discussion  of  the 
Report  of  the  Committee  on  Sunday-schools,  the  said  Report 
was  read  by  the  Assistant  Secretary  in  Spanish.  The  following 
members  of  the  Convocation  took  part  in  the  interesting  dis¬ 
cussion  which  followed:  the  Rev.  Messers  Colmore,  Mancebo. 
Tuzzio,  Planas,  Diaz,  Moreno,  Lopez-Guillen,  and  Castro ;  and 
Messers  E.  Sanchez,  E.  G.  Harris,  J.  G.  Pena,  and  T.  H.  Harris. 
Mr.  Sanchez  presented  the  following  resolution:  “That  the 
Bishop  shall  name  the  most  capable  person  lamong  us  to  make 
the  translations  into  Spanish  thought  necessary  by  the  Bishop 
and  Committee  on  Sunday-schools,  from  Sunday  school  litera¬ 
ture,  until  we  are  able  to  get  another  more  effective.  “The 
resolution  was  adopted.  The  hour  of  six  o’clock  having  arrived, 
the  Convocation  took  a  recess  until  8.00  p.m. 


At  8.00  p.m.  the  Convocation  being  called  to  order,  the 
Bishop  in  the  Chair,  the  discussion  of  the  Report  of  the  Com¬ 
mittee  on  Sunday-schools  was  continued.  The  Rev.  Mr.  Ackley 
offered  the  following  resolution:  “That  the  members  of  the 
Convocation  be  requested  to  send  to  the  Sunday-school  Com¬ 
mittee  any  Sunday-school  literature  which  they  may  write, 
as  well  as  such  translations  as  are  available.”  The  resolution 
was  adopted. 


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On  motion  of  the  Rev.  Mr.  Lopez-Gnillen  it  was  resolved: 
“That  onr  Bishop  be  requested  to  unite  his  efforts  to  those 
of  the  other  Missionary  Bishops  of  Spanish  speaking  Mission¬ 
ary  Districts,  or  to  institute  the  movement,  if  necessary,  until 
the  publication  of  a  Sunday-school  magazine  in  Spanish,  in 
the  States  be  obtained.” 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Diaz  proposed  the  following  resolution:  “That 
when  the  Church  in  Cuba  establishes  a  paper,  a  part  of  it 
shall  be  devoted  to  the  Sunday-school.  “The  resolution  was 
adopted. 

The  Convocation  took  a  recess  until  tomorrow  morning  at 
8.30  a.  m. 


THIRD  DAY. 

Friday,  June  lltli,  1909. 

After  devotional  exercises  conducted  by  the  Bishop,  and  the 
Bishop  occupying  the  Chair,  the  minutes  of  the  previous  day’s 
sessions  were  read  in  English  and  Spanish,  and  after  correction, 
approved. 

Mr.  Wright  reported  verbally  for  the  Committee  on  Consti¬ 
tution  and  Canons,  that  the  Constitution  and  Canons  as  revised 
and  approved  by  the  House  of  Bishops,  were  in  the  hands  of 
the  printer,  and  it  had  been  expected  that  they  would  have 
been  readv  for  distribution  at  this  Convocation,  but  that  the 
final  proof  would  not  be  received  until  tomorrow. 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Colmore  presented  the  Report  of  the  Assess¬ 
ment  Committee,  which  was  received  and  the  schedule  of  assess¬ 
ments  and  apportionments  adopted.  The  Report  follows : 


Report  of  the  Committee  on  Assessments. 

“In  making  this  Report,  your  Committee  finds  that  there  is 
a  balance  in  the  treasury  of  the  Missionary  District  to  the 
credit  of  Convocation  account  of  some  $139.00,  but  at  the 
same  time  is  conscious  of  the  fact  that  at  least  that  amount 
will  be  necessary  to  pay  for  the  printing  of  the  Constitution 
and  Canons  of  the  District.  The  balance,  therefore  cannot  be 
counted  upon  in  making  the  assessments  for  tie  ensuing  year. 
Furthermore,  the  expense  of  the  publication  of  a  Catechism 
for  Sunday-schools,  which  will  probably  be  printed  at  ian  early 
date,  will  have  to  be  met  by  this  same  fund,  as  well  as  the 
Journal,  with  its  entailed  expense. 

However  the  expenses  of  the  Convocation  for  a  fiscal  year  of 
seventeen  months,  are  approximately  the  same  as  for  a  year  of 


2? 


twelve  months,  and  therefore  the  said  Convocation  expenses 
have  been  assessed  upon  the  same  basis  as  heretofore. 

On  the  other  hand,  the  expenses  of  the  Board  of  Missions 
go  on  without  interruption,  and  as  the  apportionment  at  the 
last  Convocation  was  made  for  the  year  ending  Jan.  1st  1909, 
we  have  thought  it  only  right  that  the  several  Missions  should 
be  assessed  at  this  Convocation,  for  a  period  of  seventeen 
months,  i.  e.  from  Jan.  1st.  1909,  to  June  1910,  adding  to  the 
annual  apportionment  50%  of  same  for  the  five  months  last 
past. 

Owing  to  the  increased  expenses  of  the  Convocation,  entailed 
by  the  various  publications,  we  have  been  compelled  to  increase 
the  amount  to  be  assessed  for  Convocation  expenses  to  $325.50, 
while  the  addition  of  new  Mission  stations  makes  it  possible  to 
increase  the  annual  Missionary  Apportionment  for  the  District 
to  the  amount  of  $504.50,  making  an  increase  of  $69.50  over 
last  vear. 

Appended  is  the  list  of  Missions  with  the  amounts  assessed 
and  apportioned  for  the  seventeen  months  included  between 
the  dates  of  January  1st,  1909,  and  June  1st,  1910. 

Resolved: — That  it  is  the  sense  of  this  Convocation  that 
two  thirds  of  the  amount  apportioned  to  each  Mission,  be  sent 
to  the  District  Treasurer  before  September  the  First  of  this 
year. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Chas.  B.  Colmore. 

Francisco  Diaz-Volero. 

H.  A.  Himely. 

•  •  % 

p-  ■  .  .  , 

a* ;  •’  • 

Assessments  and  Apportionments. 


MISSION. 

Convocation. 

Missions. 

Bacuranao . 

$  1.50 

Bartle . 

.  .  .  .  $  2.50 

3.75 

Bolondron . 

.  .  .  .  15.00 

15.00 

Camaguey . 

.  .  .  10.00 

15.00 

Ceballos . 

.  .  .  .  5.00 

6.00 

Columbia,  Isle  of  Pines . 

.  .  .  .  2.00 

1.50 

Coliseo . 

.  .  .  .  1.00 

1.50 

Cienfuegos  (English) . 

.  .  .  .  5.00 

7.50 

Cienfuegos  (Spanish) . 

.  .  .  5.00 

7.50 

Cardenas . 

.  .  .  7.50 

7.50 

Carried  Forward.  .  .  . 

.  .  .  $  53.00 

$  66.75 

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MISSION. 

Convocation. 

Missions. 

Brought  Forward .  . 

. $  53.00 

$  66.75 

Colon . 

.  7.50 

7.50 

( Vmstancia . 

.  20.00 

30.00 

Chaparra . 

.  20.00 

30.00 

El  Caney . 

1.50 

Ensenada  de  Mora . 

.  20.00 

30.00 

Guantanamo,  Naval  Station.  . 

.  15.00 

15.00 

Guantanamo . 

.  20.00 

22.50 

Guaniguanico . 

.  1.00 

1.50 

Guanabacoa . 

.  2.00 

3.00 

Havana,  Iloly  Trinity . 

.  83.00 

450.00 

Havana,  Santisima  Trinidad.  . 

.  14.00 

12.00 

Havana,  Calviario . 

.  4.00 

4.50 

La  Gloria . 

.  7.00 

7.50 

Limonar . 

.  4.00 

4.50 

Matanzas . 

.  12.00 

15.00 

Macagua . 

.  4.00 

6.00 

McKinley,  Isle  of  Pines . 

.  2.00 

1.50 

Xueva  Gerona,  Isle  of  Pines.  . 

.  3.00 

3.00 

Ocean  Beach . 

.  1.00 

1.50 

Sagua  la  Grande . 

.  5.00 

4.50 

Santa  Fe,  Isle  of  Pines.  .  .  . 

.  2.00 

3.00 

Santiago  de  Cuba . 

.  10.00 

12.00 

Tinguaro . 

.  15.00 

22.50 

Union . *  .  .  .  . 

.  1.00 

1.50 

$325.50 

$756.75 

The  Bishop  made  a  verbal  report  for  the  Committee  on  the 
prayer  Book,  saying  that  the  Commission  had  done  much 
work,  but  asked  for  further  time  to  complete  its  arduous  and 
important  commission. 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Shiarpe  presented  the  Report  of  the  Committee 
on  the  State  of  the  Church,  as  follows: 

“The  Committee  on  the  State  of  the  Church  begs  leave  re¬ 
spectfully  to  report : 

That  since  our  last  Convocation,  held  in  January  1908,  there 
has  been  noted  a  marvellous  growth  and#  progress  in  the  work 
of  the  Church  in  the  Missionary  District  of  Ci  ba. 

A  wise  administration  and  consecrated  service,  with  the 
Divine  guidance,  have  not  failed  to  bear  rich  fruit  in  the 
extension  of  Christ’s  Kingdom  among  men. 

Your  Committee  notes  with  pleasure  the  increase  in  the 
number  of  Parochial  Schools.  The  future  of  the  Church  in 
Cuba  largely  depends  upon  tin*  children  of  to-day.  Every 


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effort  must  then  be  made  to  extend  our  influence  among  the 
children.  The  Parochial  School  is  ia  natural  feeder  to  the 
Sunday-school,  and  both  well  managed,  make  an  admirable 
nursery  for  the  Church,  and  materially  aid  in  tl^e  development 
of  stronger,  better  Christian  men  and  women. 

The  Report  of  the  Committee  on  Sunday-schools,  and  the 
interesting  discussion  by  members  of  this  Convocation  of  the 
proper  methods  of  Sunday-school  work,  prove  how  great  and 
general  is  the  interest  in  this  training  school  for  the  growth 
of  the  Church.  It  is  desirable  to  secure,  if  possible,  good 
Churchly  instruction  for  the  children  in  all  our  Sunday-schools, 
and  that  due  care  should  be  given  to  what  we  like  to  call 
proper  Methods  of  carrying  on  our  Sunday-school  work.  But 
there  is  great  need  to  bear  in  mind  also,  that  the  Sunday-school 
must  be  considered  as  only  a  training  school,  and  that  chil¬ 
dren  enter  it  only  that  they  may  be  prepared  for  Confirmation, 
and  to  take  their  place  eventually  as  faithful,  intelligent  com¬ 
municants  in  the  work  of  the  Church.  The  training  and  in¬ 
struction  given  in  the  Sunday-school  should  all  tend  to  increase 
the  number  of  devout  and  loving  disciples  of  the  Master. 

The  Theological  Seminary  is  doing  excellent  work  and  the 
men  who  are  being  trained  there  do  not  fail  to  catch  the  true 
spirit  of  the  Church.  Three  of  its  students  have  already  been 
ordered  Deacons,  and  go  forth,  well  equipped  to  serve  faith¬ 
fully  in  the  Sacred  Ministry.  Probably  at  no  other  Seminary, 
do  the  students  obtain  more  practical  instruction,  and  as  the 
years  come  and  go,  we  can  hope  to  see  its  sphere  of  usefulness 
extended  until  it  has  become  an  important  factor  in  all  our 
Spanish-American  work. 

The  Bishop’s  report  shows  large  offerings  made  at  his 
visitations,  for  the  Extension  of  the  Church.  This  would  indi¬ 
cate  great  possibilities  for  securing,  with  proper,  well  directed 
effort,  a  greater  measure  of  self-support. 

It  is  good  Church  doctrine,  that  our  prayers  and  our  alms 
should  go  up  together,  in  our  worship  of  God,  and  that  we 
must  be  faithful  stewards,  and  give  liberally  as  God  has 
blessed  us. 

The  Clergy  undoubtedly  are  responsible  when  their  congre¬ 
gations  fail  to  realize  the  duty  and  privilege  of  liberal  and 
systematic  giving  of  their  substance  to  the  Lord.  We  would 
therefore  recommend  that  a  Committee  of  three  laymen  be 
appointed  to  supplement  the  efforts  of  the  Clergy,  in  devising 
ways  and  means  to  secure  regular  systematic  contributions 
from  each  congregation  in  this  Missionary  District,  visiting, 
if  possible  the  points  where  the  Church  is  organized,  and 
presenting  the  just  claims  of  the  Church,  to  receive  the  proper 
financial  support  in  each  and  every  locality  blessed  by  her 
ministrations;  said  Committee  to  be  given  full  power  to  act. 


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Your  Committee  rejoices  in  all  the  evidences  of  material 
growth  in  this  Missionary  District.  The  detailed  Report  of 
the  Statistics  to  he  given  by -the  Committee  on  Parish  Reports 
will  show  an  increase  in  the  number  of  congregations,  in 
Baptisms,  in  Sunday-school  scholars,  and  in  contributions. 

The  building  of  the  Cathedral  in  Havana,  and  now  the  centre 
of  all  our  Church  work;  the  new  and  handsome  Episcopal 
Residence,  which  represents  our  share  of  the  Men’s  Thank 
Offering  in  October  1907;  the  frame  chapel  at  Bacuranao; 
the  new  school  building  at  Constancia,  and  the  beautiful 
Church  at  Ensenada  de  Mora  make  us  exclaim  with  grateful 
hearts,  ‘‘See  what  God  hath  wrought!” 

We  derive  great  pleasure  in  noting  that  under  the  same 
administration  with  which  we  are  so  greatly  blessed  in  Cuba 
the  work  of  the  Church  in  Panama  and  the  Canal  Zone  is  mov¬ 
ing  forward  in  a  way  to  enthuse  the  whole  Church  in  our 
Mission  work.  We  can  but  hope  and  pray  that  the  good  work 
may  continue  thus,  trusting  that  the  strength  of  our  Bishop 
may  not  be  overtaxed  by  his  largely  increased  labors. 

Your  Committee  notes  that  while  there  has  been  such  a  mark¬ 
ed  advance  all  along  the  line,  and  much  aggressive  work  done, 
there  is  recorded  no  lack  of  that  spirit  which  makes  for  Christ¬ 
ian  Unity,  and  which  would  draw  all  Christian  men  to  work 
together  with  one  common  purpose,  and  to  one  common  end. 
The  noble  Pastoral  Letter  of  the  Bishop  has  surely  fallen  on 
fallow  ground  and,  with  love  and  charity  to  all  who  profess 
to  serve  the  same  blessed  Master,  ‘‘The  Gospel  as  this  Church 
hath  received  the  same”  will  continue  to  be  preached  by  us 
in  all  its  integrity. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Andrew  T.  Sharpe. 

Francisco  Diaz-Volero. 

Emilio  Planas. 

H.  A.  Himely. 

Emiliano  Sanchez. 

The  Committee  presented  the  following  resolution : 

“That  a  Committee  of  three  laymen  be  appointed  to  supple¬ 
ment  the  efforts  of  the  Clergy  in  this  Missionary  District,  to 
secure  regular  systematic  contributions  in  every  locality  blessed 
bv  the  ministrations  of  the  Church.” 

The  Report  was  received  and  the  resolution  adopted. 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Ackley  presented  in  behalf  of  the  Committee 
appointed  on  the  subject,  resolutions  on  the  death  of  Mr. 


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George  C.  Thomas,  and  the  election  to  the  Episcopate  of  the 
Rev.  Dr.  Lloyd.  The  resolutions  follow: 

Resolution  on  the  Death  of  Mr.  George  C.  Thomas. 

“Whereas  Almighty  God  in  His  wisdom  has  seen  fit  to  take 
unto  Himself  the  soul  of  our  beloved  Brother,  the  late  George 
C.  Thomas,  Treasurer  of  the  Domestic  and  Foreign  Missionary 
Society  in  the  United  States  of  America: 

Be  it  resolved : — That  the  Missionary  District  of  Cuba,  in 
conference  assembled  does  hereby  express  thanks  to  God  for 
the  inspiring  example  of  his  life  and  the  great  benefits  that 
have  come  to  the  Church  thereby. 

Be  it  further  resolved: — That  this  Convocation  hereby  ex¬ 
presses  the  sorrow  and  loss  felt  by  its  members  at  the  taking 
from  us  of  our  beloved  Brother,  and  desires  to  extend  this 
expression  of  sympathy  to  his  family,  the  Parish,  and  the 
Church  which  he  loved  and  served  so  well.” 

C.  B.  Ackley. 

F.  Diaz-Volero. 

Emiliano  Sanchez. 

The  resolution  was  adopted  by  a  unanimous  rising  vote. 


Resolution  on  the  Election  of  the  Rev.  Arthur  S.  Lloyd  as 
Bishop  Coadjutor  of  the  Diocese  of  Virginia. 

“Whereas  it  has  been  reported  in  the  Church  papers  that 
the  Rev.  Arthur  S.  Lloyd,  D.  D.,  has  been  elected  to  the  Epis¬ 
copate  as  Coadjutor  Bishop  of  Virginia,  and  has  accepted  the 
same,  thereby  necessitating  his  relinquishing  the  Secretaryship 
of  the  Board  of  Missions : 

Be  it  resolved : — That  together  with  an  expression  of  our 
heartfelt  sorrow  at  the  personal  loss  to  each  and  every  Mission 
and  Missionary,  which  this  change  must  cause,  we,  the  mem¬ 
bers  of  the  Missionary  District  of  Cuba,  in  Convocation  as¬ 
sembled,  do  hereby  extend  our  hearty  congratulation  both 
to  our  beloved  Secretary  and  to  the  Diocese  of  Virginia.” 

Charles  B.  Ackley. 

F.  Diaz-Volero. 

Emiliano  Sanchez. 

The  resolution  was  unanimously  adopted. 


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The  Rev.  Mr.  Diaz  offered  the  following  resolution: 

“Be  it  resolved: — That  a  Church  Paper  be  established,  and 
that  the  Bishop  be  at  liberty  to  solve  the  difficulties  in  the  way, 
in  the  manner  he  may  think  best,  the  Convocation  offeripg  to 
second  his  efforts,  but  that  the  matter  of  the  Paper  be  attended 
to,  as  one  of  the  greatest  importance.” 

The  Rev.  Mr.  Steel  of  the  Committee  on  the  Rights  of  Clergy¬ 
men.  presented  a  Report  from  that  Committee  as  follows: 

“That  in  the  case  of  the  Rev.  Jose  Ramon  Pena,  which  has 
been  submitted  to  this  Committee,  it  is  our  judgment  that  he 
is  not  canonically  entitled  to  a  seat  in  this  Convocation.” 

W.  W.  Steel. 

Chas.  B.  Colmore. 

J.  B.  Mancebo. 


The  Rev.  Mr.  Colmore  moved  that  la-  Committee  of  two  be 
appointed  to  draw  up  and  present  to  the  Rev.  Mr.  Pena,  resolu¬ 
tions  expressive  of  the  appreciation  of  this  Convocation  of  the 
great  services  rendered  by  him  to  the  work  of  the  Church  in 
Cuba.  The  motion  was  unanimously  carried. 

The  President  appointed  the  Rev.  Mr.  Moreno  and  the  Rev. 
Mr.  Sharpe  on  the  Committee  created  by  the  foregoing  resolu¬ 
tion. 

The  Convocation  took  la  recess  until  4.00  p.m. 


4.00  p.m.  On  the  re-assembling  of  the  Convocation,  the 
Rev.  Mr.  Moreno  presented  the  Report  of  the  Committee  on 
resolutions  appreciative  of  the  services  of  the  Rev.  Jose  R. 
Pena,  as  follows: 

“The  Committee  appointed  to  take  into  consideration  the 
faithful  services  of  the  Rev.  Jose  R.  G.  Pena,  Deacon,  and 
express  the  appreciation  and  sympathy  in  which  he  is  held 
by  this  Convocation,  proposes  the  following  resolution: 

Be  it  resolved  that  the  Fourth  Convocation  of  the  Missionary 
District  of  Cuba  has  the  pleasure  to  remember  the  faithful 
services  rendered  by  the  Deacon  Jose  R.  G.  Pena.  The  diffi¬ 
culties  overcome  by  him  in  the  sad  days  of  the  War  of  1895 
to  1898,  to  preserve  the  right  to  preach  and  pray  in  Cuba 
according  to  the  Order  of  the  Book  of  Common  Prayer,  was 
heroic,  and  it  deserves  all  our  respect  and  consideration. 

Be  it  further  resolved: 


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To  print  this  resolution  in  the  Minutes  of  the  day,  and  that 
the  Secretary  should  send  a  copy  to  him  and  his  family.” 

Respectfully  submitted, 

Manuel  F.  Moreno. 

A.  T.  Sharpe. 

The  Report  was  received  and  adopted. 

The  Committee  on  Sunday-schools  presented  the  following 
resolution  which  was  adopted : 

“The  Committee  on  Sunday-schools  respectfully  submit  the 
following  resolution  : 

Resolved: — That  the  publication  of  the  Catechism  now  being 
printed,  be  paid  for  from  the  funds  of  the  Convocation,  and 
placed  on  sale  at  cost  to  all  members  of  this  Convocation,  dedi¬ 
cating  all  funds  received  from  its  sale  to  the  use  of  the  Sunday- 
school  Committee  for  further  publications ;  and  further,  that 
the  Sunday-school  Committee  publish  at  once  a  simple  form 
of  Sunday-school  Register,  for  use  in  this  District.” 

Manuel  F.  Moreno. 

E.  G.  Harris. 

W.  W  .Steel. 

The  Secretary  read  a  communication  from  the  Secretary  of 
the  General  Convention  of  the  Church  in  the  United  States. 
The  Communication  was  ordered  printed  in  the  Appendix  to 
the  Journal,  and  consideration  of  its  contents  postponed  until 
the  next  Convocation. 

The  Registrar  presented  his  Report  which  was  received. 
Th'e  Report  follows: 


Report  of  the  Registrar. 

“The  Registrar  begs  leave  at  this  Fourth  Annual  Convoca¬ 
tion,  to  congratulate  the  District  on  the  successful  and  practical 
operation  of  the  central  Register,  with  the  Parochial  Registers 
now  established  in  every  part  of  the  District,  thus  affording  a 
permanent  Record  and  Archive  for  the  “Informations”  from 
which  the  Parochial  Records  are  formed. 

The  extension  of  the  Church  work  since  the  last  Convocation, 
has  added  five  to  the  number  of  Stations  requiring  a  Parish 
Register. 


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There  are  now  fifteen  authorized  Registers  in  use  in  the 
District,  located  at  the  following  Parishes  and  Missions : 

Sian  Pablo.  Bolondron. 

Los  Apostoles.  Camaguey. 

San  Francisco  de  Assisi.  Cardenas. 

Cienfuegos. 

Colon. 

Guantanamo. 

Havana. 

Havana. 

La  Gloria. 

Limonar. 

Macagua. 

Matanzas. 

Ocean  Beach. 

Santiago  de  Cuba. 

The  Isle  of  Pines. 


San  Pablo. 
Santa  Maria. 
All  Saints. 
Calvario. 

Holy  Trinity. 
Holy  Trinity. 
San  Felipe. 

La  Trinidad. 
Fieles  a  Jesus. 
St.  Paul’s. 

St.  Mary’s. 


During  the  period  of  seventeen  months,  since  the  last  Conve 
cation,  there  have  been  received  from  these  Missions,  the  orig¬ 
inal  “Informations,”  duly  signed,  and  indicating  the  registra¬ 
tion  of  new  inscriptions  as  follows: 


Baptisms .  262 

Confirmations .  284 

Marriages . 82 

Burials .  17 


The  total  number  of  registrations  now  recorded  in  the  au¬ 
thorized  Registers,  and  reported  to  the  Registrar  since  the 
establishment  of  the  Church’s  Mission  in  Cuba,  aggregate: 


Baptisms. .  738 

Confirmations .  881 

Marriages .  284 

Burials .  95 


It  is  difficult  to  make  comparisons  with  the  previous  year’s 
record,  due  to  the  fact  that  during  said  time,  the  work  of  the 
Registrar  was  largely  the  recuperation  of  old  registrations,  and 
the  labor  of  systematizing  the  work  in  such  a  way  as  to  facili¬ 
tate  the  preservation  of  the  Church  records. 

Comparisons  with  the  Parochial  Reports  will  indicate  the 
increase  of  the  work  done,  and  the  fidelity  with  which  the 
original  Informations  have  been  forwarded  to  the  Registrar. 

Experience  has  demonstrated  the  wisdom  of  the  Central 
Record,  but  I  must  remind  those  in  charge  of  Parochial 
Registers,  that  the  only  way  to  maintain  it  sueessfully  is  the 
prompt  transmission  of  the  “Informations”  plainly  written, 
and  carefully  numbered. 


I  cannot  enunciate  too  strongly  the  necessity  of  having 
always  on  hand  a  sufficient  supply  of  blanks,  and  demanding 
of  all  applicants  for  the  Church’s  ministrations,  a  full  detailed 
“Information,”  before  performing  the  ceremony  in  each  case. 
All  of  the  delays  and  troubles  which  have  ensued,  are  founded 
on  the  failure  to  comply  with  this  simple  provision.  I  have 
prepared  and  had  printed,  a  set  of  forms  for  the  civil  docu¬ 
ments  required  by  the  Marriage  law,  and  have  had  them  placed 
on  sale  with  Harris  Brothers,  Co.,  Stationers,  in  Havana,  as  a 
convenient  method  of  delivery  to  whomsoever  may  need  them. 

As  custodian  of  the  Records  qf  the  District,  I  desire  to  call 
attention  to  the  lack  of  a  secure  place  to  deposit  deeds  and 
valuable  Records  of  the  District,  where  they  may  be  accessible 
and  secure.  There  is,  at  present,  no  proper  place  for  such  safe 
keeping  of  valuable  Records.” 

Respectfully  submitted, 

E.  G.  Harris,  Registrar. 

Mr.  E.  G.  Harris  presented  the  Report  of  the  Committee  on 
Parochial  Reports,  as  follows  : 

“The  Committee  on  Parochial  Reports  have  to  report  that 
they  have  compiled  a  tabulation  of  the  Reports  made  to  this 
Convocation,  and  have  experienced  much  difficulty  and  wasted 
much  time,  due  to  the  lack  of  definite  understanding  of  the 
requirements  of  the  same.  There  seems  to  be  little  unity  of 
opinion  as  to  the  proper  use  of  the  various  heads  under  which 
subjects  are  classified,  due  largely  to  the  lack  of  proper 
blanks  in  Spanish  and  English,  with  notes  explanatory  of  the 
subjects.  This  necessity  is  imperative,  and  your  Committee 
recommend  that  some  method  be  adopted  to  secure  the  trans¬ 
mission  of  the  Reports  in  advance,  to  some  one  authorized  to 
examine  and  tabulate  the  same  before  the  Convocation  as¬ 
sembles. 

This  whole  subject  should  be  placed  in  the  hands  of  a 
Committee  to  save  trouble  in  future  Convocations. 

Summarizing  these  Reports  covering  a  period  of  seventeen 
months,  we  have  the  following  results : 


COMPARATIVE  SUMMARY. 


1907 

1908-9 

Bishops . 

.  .  .  .  1 

1 

Priests . 

.  .  .  .  10 

12 

Deacons . 

.  .  .  .  5 

4 

Baptisms . 

.  .  .  .  134 

268 

Confirmations . 

.  .  .  .  294 

297 

Communicants . 

.  .  .  .  1017 

1355 

f 


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1907 

1908-9 

Marriages . 

...  42 

84 

Burials . 

...  29 

24 

Sunday-schools . 

19 

Teachers . 

.  .  .  .  46 

59 

Pupils . 

.  .  .  630 

983 

Parish  Schools . 

.  .  .  .  6 

9 

Teachers . 

...  19 

33 

Pupils . 

...  348 

533 

Church  Buildings.  .  .  . 

,  .  .  .  7 

11 

Rectory  Buildings .  .  . 

.  .  .  .  3 

3 

Other  Lots . 

...  5 

3 

Value  of  Church  Property.  .  .  $93,915.82  (a)  $126,119.86  (a) 

Receipts  from  all  other  sources, 

not  including  Schools.  .  .  .  $25,204.69  (e)  $  26,068.51  (e) 

Receipts  from  Parochial  Schools  $  9,058.99  $  7,329.47 

(a)  Mortgages  on  this  property  amount  to  $23,670.14. 

(e)  This  does  not  include  balances  brought  over  from  the 
last  year.  $2,365.04,  nor  borrowed  money. 


GENERAL  STATEMENT. 

Receipts. 


Cash  on  hand,  Jan  ’y  1st,  1908 .  $  2,365.04 

Offerings  at  the  Holy  Communion .  472.76 

Other  Church  Collections .  7,156.43 

Subscriptions  and  Donations . 7,691.16 

S.  S.  Collections .  241.42 

Tuition  from  Parish  Schools .  7,329.47 

Money  Borrowed . 6,126.03 

All  other  receipts .  3,177.27 


$34,559.58 

Disbursements. 

Parochial,  except  Parish  Schools .  $19,950.10 

Parochial,  Parish  Schools .  11,671.67 

Diocesan  Objects .  900.87 

General  Objects .  666.00 

Cash  on  hand .  1,370.94 


$34,559.58 

The  Report  was  received,  but  the  Statistical  Statement  wias 
returned  to  the  Chairman  of  the  Committee  with  the  request 
that  it  Ik*  corrected  and  returned  to  the  Secretary. 


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The  Rev.  Mr.  Sturges  presented  the  following  resolution: 

“Resolved: — That  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  each  Clergyman 
in  the  District  to  send  to  the  Historiogapher  before  June  1st 
1910,  a  History  of  each  Mission  under  his  charge,  as  complete 
ns  he  may  be  able  to  make  it,  which  shall  contain  an  account 
of  the  Historical  events  up  to  the  time  of  the  writing  thereof, 
with  the  dates  as  far  as  they  may  be  obtained;  also  it  shall  be 
the  duty  of  each  Clergyman,  to  send  annually  to  the  Historio¬ 
grapher  a  summary  for  the  year  of  the  history  of  the  various 
events  in  his  work  worthy  of  record.” 

The  resolution  was  adopted. 

The  President  announced  the  appointment  of  Mr.  E.  G. 
Harris  and  the  Rev.  Mr.  Lopez-Guillen  on  the  Committee  to 
prepare  the  blank  form  for  Parochial  Reports;  and,  on  the 
Committee  on  Increased  Offerings,  Mr.  PI.  A.  Himely,  Mr. 
Manuel  Garcia  y  Sierra,  and  Mr.  E.  Sanchez. 

The  Convocation  then  took  up  the  elections  required  by  the 
Constitution  and  the  Secretary  was  ordered  to  cast  the  ballot 
of  the  Convocation  for  Mr.  T.  II.  Harris,  for  Treasurer,  Air.  E. 
G.  Harris  for  Registrar,  and  the  Rev.  W.  AAr.  Steel,  for  Histo¬ 
riographer. 

This  being  done,  the  gentlemen  named  were  declared  elected 
to  the  offices  designated. 

The  Rev.  Air.  Sharpe  presented  the  following  resolution: 

“Resolved: — That  it  is  desirable  that  Branches  of  the  AArom- 
an’s  Auxiliary  should  be  established  in  every  Congregation  in 
this  Alissionary  District.”  The  resolution  was  adopted. 

The  Rev.  Air.  Colmore  moved  that  three  hundred  copies  of 
the  Journal  be  printed  in  English,  and  two  hundred  in  Spanish, 
to  be  bound  separately.  The  motion  was  carried. 

On  motion  of  the  Rev.  Air.  Lopez-Guillen,  Air.  E.  G.  Harris 
was  permitted  to  address  the  Convocation  in  reference  to  Abar- 
riage  Papers. 

Air.  Himely  moved  that  the  Treasurer  of  the  District  be  in¬ 
structed  to  pay  the  janitor  of  the  Cathedral  the  sum  of  $4.24 
for  extra  work  to  which  he  has  been  put  by  the  holding  of  the 
Convocation. 

The  R  ev.  Air.  Lopez-Guillen  moved  that,  after  the  reading 
and  approval  of  the  Alinutes,  this  Convocation  shall  stand 
adjourned  sine  die.  The  motion  was  carried. 

The  minutes  were  read  and  approved,  and  the  Fourth  Annual 
Convocation  of  the  Missionary  District  of  Cuba  was  declared 
adjourned,  sine  die. 

C  .M.  Sturges,  A.  W.  Knight, 

Secretary. 


President. 


APPENDIX  A. 


THE  BISHOP’S  ADDRESS. 


Dear  Brethren  of  the  Clergy  and  Laity: 

For  the  fourth  time  I  am  able  to  greet  you  as  we  assemble 
for  our  Annual  Convocation.  I  have  availed  myself  of  the 
provision  in  our  Constitution,  and  changed  the  date  of  our 
Annual  Assembly  from  January  to*  June,  so  that  our  reports 
at  this  Convocation  will  cover  the  work  of  seventeen  months, 
instead  of  one  year.  1  believe  that  the  change  of  date  has  met 
with  the  unanimous  approval  of  all  in  the  District. 

It  is  our  custom  to  note  the  names  of  those  most  conspicuous 
in  the  life  of  the  Church,  who  have  joined  the  ranks  of  the 
Church  Expectant  since  our  last  Convocation.  It  is  with  heart¬ 
felt  gratitude  that  I  am  able  to  state  that  death  has  not  invaded 
the  ranks  of  our  own  little  band  of  workers  in  this  Island.  He 
has  however,  been  exceedingly  busy  in  the  Church  at  large, 
and  has  removed  six  of  our  Bishops : 

The  Rt.  Rev.  George  Worthington,  D.  D.,  Bishop  of  Nebraska, 
and  also  in  charge  of  the  Churches  in  Europe,  died  January 
7th,  1908,  aged  67. 

The  Rt.  Rev.  Henry  Yates  Satterlee,  D.  D.,  Bishop  of  Wash¬ 
ington,  died  February  22nd,  1908,  aged  64. 

The  Right  Rev.  Ellison  Capers,  D.  D.,  Bishop  of  South  Caro¬ 
lina,  died  April  22nd  1908,  aged  70. 

The  Right  Rev.  Henry  Codman  Potter.  D.  D.,  Bishop  of  New 
York,  died  July  1st  1908,  aged  74. 

The  Right  Rev.  Edward  Jennings  Knight,  D.  D.,  Missionary 
Bishop  of  Western  Colorado,  died  November  15th,  1908. 
aged  43. 

The  Right  Rev.  George  De  Normandie  Gillespie,  D.  1).,  Bishop 
of  Western  Michigan,  died  March  19th,  1 909,  aged  89. 

To  the  names  of  the  above  should  be  added  that  of  Mr. 
George  Clifford  Thomas,  Treasurer  of  the  Domestic  and 
Foreign  Missionary  Society.  The  mention  of  Mr.  Thomas 
name  during  his  lifetime  brought  inspiration  to  the  hearts  of 
all  those  who  were  working  in  the  cause  of  our  Lord  Jesus 


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Christ.  The  mention  of  his  name  in  death  strikes  grief  to  the 
hearts  of  iall ;  for  we  are  bereaved  indeed.  So  closely  had  he  be¬ 
come  identified  with  the  Church ’s  work,  particularly  in  the  Mis¬ 
sion  field,  that  it  seems  hard  to  believe  that  the  great  work  can 
go  on  without  him.  In  his  busy  life  as  a  banker  he  allowed 
nothing  to  interfere  with  the  portion  of  time  which  he  had 
set  apart  for  God’s  work.  Later  in  life  he  retired  from  active 
business  so  that  he  might  devote  the  remaining  years  entirely 
to  God’s  service.  He  had  prospered  during  the  years  of  his 
business  activity,  and  in  his  retirement,  he  not  only  devoted  his 
superabundant  energy,  but  his  large  means  to  the  furthering  of 
God’s  work  in  the  world.  I  will  not  speak  to  you  of  his  activi¬ 
ties  in  his  own  Diocese  and  parish ;  but  he  forgot  not  these 
in  the  wider  outlook  which  came  to  him  when  his  vision  rested 
on  the  world- wide  aspect  of  the  Master’s  cause.  To  every 
Missionary  of  the  Church  throughout  the  world  his  name  is 
familiar ;  and  most  of  them  have  had  some  personal  indication 
of  his  thoughtfulness,  for  he  was  not  simply  the  official  Treas¬ 
urer,  but  he  was  their  friend.  During  the  period  of  Mr.  Thomas’ 
occupancy  of  the  Treasurership  of  the  Board  of  Missions  the 
income  of  the  Board  has  more  than  doubled,  and  the  amount  of 
work  done  in  the  field  has  increased  in  like  proportion.  The 
apportionment  plan  has  been  put  in  operation,  and  has  ac¬ 
complished  much  in  increasing  the  funds,  but  even  this  appor¬ 
tionment  could  not  have  proved  so  successful,  if  the  Missionary 
spirit  in  the  Church  had  not  been  stronger.  To  the 
successful  working  of  the  apportionment  plan,  and  to 
the  increase  of  the  interest  in  the  Missionary  work  of 
the  Church,  a  layman  such  as  Mr.  George  C.  Thomas, 
could  contribute  much,  and  it  would  be  safe  to  say  that  he  did 
most  to  further  this  cause.  In  our  own  field  we  have  felt  the 
effect  of  his  personal  interest.  To  me  he  ciame  at  the  General 
Convention  at  which  I  was  chosen  the  first  Missionary  Bishop 
of  Cuba,  and  said,  “If  you  will  go,  I  will  back  you.  I  mean 
what  I  say;  I  will  back  you  up  in  the  work  down  there.”  He 
was  true  to  his  word,  not  merely  in  sympathy  and  counsel,  but 
as  well  in  personal  contributions.  I  might  tell  of  things  that  he 
has  done  for  us,  but  one  thing  alone  needs  to  be  mentioned. 
His  large  contribution  of  $10,000  made  possible  the  purchase  of 
the  lot  on  which  our  Cathedral  Church  now  stands.  Without 
this  contribution,  we  would  perhaps  have  gone  on  for  years 
struggling  and  without  courage  to  do;  with  it,  we  were  in¬ 
spired  to  go  on  and  accomplish  something.  This  was  ever  his 
way,  to  give  just  at  the  right  time,  and  in  such  a  manner  as  to 
inspire  others  to  do.  He  fell  on  sleep  April  22nd,  1909,  aged  69. 


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THE  BOARD  OF  MISSIONS. 


The  opportunity  for  work  throughout  the  world  has  been 
so  great,  that  the  Board  has  steadily  increased  its  appropria¬ 
tions  for  Missions  expecting  that  the  Church  at  large  would 
respond  to  the  increased  necessity.  It  finds,  however  at  the 
present  outlook  that  the  contributions  have  not  come  up  to  its 
expectations,  so  that  it  is  facing  the  enormous  deficit  of  Two 
Hundred  Thousand  Dollars  for  this  year’s  work  .In  view  of 
this  deficit,  we  in  this  field  should  not  expect  that  there  can 
be  any  material  extension  of  our  work  during  the  next  year. 
The  Board  is  willing  and  anxious  to  see  the  wrork  extended, 
and  it  finds  it  difficult  to  refuse  additional  aid  when  the  appeal 
comes;  but  it  must  first  of  all  be  faithful  to  the  trust  which 
the  general  Church  has  given  it.  and  not  involve  the  Church 
in  financial  difficulties.  Nor  must  it  encourage  the  Mission 
fields  to  take  up  new  work  which  must  be  abandoned  should  a 
time  of  courtailment  come.  In  view  of  the  present  emergency, 
I  wish  to  urge  two  things  upon  you. 

(a)  The  first  is,  to  cultivate  the  ground  which  we  are  now 
occupying,  realizing  the  necessity  of  being  able  to  say  “No” 
to  the  invitations  which  may  come,  to  take  up  additional  wrork 
in  unoccupied  places.  To  the  Missionary  who  has  the  true 
spirit  this  is  a  difficult  task,  and  it  is  hard  for  him  to  realize 
that  he  must  be  held  in  check.  He  should  realize  (1)  that  he 
has  already  enough  work  just  at  hand  to  occupy  his  full  energy 
and  strength,  and  that  if  he  will  put  his  full  attention  on  that 
wrork,  he  will  after  all  accomplish  more  for  the  Church,  and 
the  work  will  be  more  thoroughly  done;  (2),  that  the  opening 
of  new  work  which  at  first  may  be  done  without  additional 
force,  will  as  the  wrork  developes,  require  more  workers,  and 
thus  involve  additional  expense.  It  may  seem  a  strange  thing 
for  a  Bishop  to  be  endeavouring  to  hold  in  check  the  Mission¬ 
aries  ;  but  the  present  emergency  requires  some  word  of  warn¬ 
ing.  Already  we  have  jumped  from  nine  congregations  to 
forty-three  in  the  brief  space  of  four  years.  Our  force  is  too 
limited  to  go  on  adding  Missions,  and  do  the  work  thoroughly. 
Let  us  not  overlook  the  enormous  task  of  equipping  these  Mis¬ 
sions,  and  tli at  under  our  present  system  this  whole  burden  is 
placed  on  tin*  shoulders  of  tin*  Bishop. 

(1))  Second,  I  would  urge  tin*  necessity  of  doing  somethin" 
ourselves  towards  meeting  tli  is  great  deficit.  You  ask  me  what 
you  can  do  and  1  sav  to  you.  “Go  back  to  your  fields  of  labor, 
and  tell  the  people  about  it."  Do  not  hesitate  to  tell  them  the 
whole  story,  and  ask  them  to  help.  No  one  realizes  more  than  I 
do  the  financial  condition  which  exists  in  each  of  our  Missions, 
nor  is  it  expected  that  you  will  be  able  to  do  much  ;  but  if  every 


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Mission  and  Parish  throughout  the  world  would  respond  ac¬ 
cording  to  its  ability,  the  deficit  would  disappear.  I  make  this 
request  of  you,  therefore,  that  in  every  Mission  throughout 
the  Island  frequent  offerings  as  provided  for  in  Canon  17, 
be  taken  for  Missions. 


IN  OUR  FIELD. 


I  am  sure  that  when  the  reports  of  the  work  are  summarized, 
you  will  find  that  since  our  last  Convocation  we  have  made 
a  considerable  advance  along  all  lines.  Let  me  note  a  few  of 
these. 


Congregations. 


Thirty-four  congregations  reported  at  our  last  Convocation. 
There  should  be  reports  at  this  Convocation  from  more  than 
forty.  The  number  of  Communicants  should  also  show  a  corres¬ 
ponding  increase;  and  I  believe  that  there  will  be  shown  a 
like  increase  in  the  number  of  Baptisms.  In  the  Sunday- 
schools  1  am  satisfied  that  the  increase  has  been  greater. 


Educational. 


All  of  the  schools  reporting  at  the  last  Convocation  have 
been  continued,  and  to  these  should  be  added  new  ones  at 
Constancia,  Colon,  and  Guanabacoa ;  which  gives  us  at  the 
present  time  nine  parochial  schools  in  operation,  besides  the 
Theological  Seminary.  It  is  my  purpose  to  extend  this  school 
work  as  rapidly  as  possible,  if  it  can  be  done  without  involving 
expense.  There  are  plans  for  opening  other  schools  in  the  fall, 
under  the  auspices  of  the  Church;  but  whose  obligations  are 
provided  outside  of  the  Church. 


Material  Equipment. 


Sin  ce  the  last  Convocation  we  have  opened  the  Cathedral 
for  Divine  Services.  This  was  done  on  Palm  Sunday,  April  12th 
1908.  While  the  building  has  been  finished,  there  is  much  yet 
to  do  in  the  way  of  furnishing,  and  there  is  la  debt  in  the  form 
of  a  mortgage  on  tin?  structure.  But  we  rejoice  to  have  it,  even 
with  its  encumbrance,  and  unfurnished. 

On  the  sixth  of  May,  1908,  I  laid  the  Corner-stone  of  the  new 
Church  at  Guantanamo.  This  building  has  been  in  the  course 
of  erection  for  a  .year.  The  work  has  been  slow,  as  we  have 
gone  on  with  it  as  we  had  the  funds,  not  being  willing  to  incur 
any  indebtedness.  It  is  to  be  a  beautiful  structure,  and  will 
cost,  when  completed,  about  $12,000,  exclusive  of  the  lot. 


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The  new  Episcopal  Residence  has  also  been  built  during  the 
year.  It  is  a  fine  and  comfortable  house.  This  was  built  from 
funds  given  by  the  Board  of  Missions  from  the  Men’s  Thank 
Offering,  which  was  taken  at  the  General  Convention  which 
met  in  Richmond  in  October,  1907. 

At  Bacuranao  we  have  built  a  very  neat  little  frame  Chapel, 
which  was  opened  by  me  on  the  Third  Sunday  after  Easter 
of  this  year. 

At  Constancia,  on  the  eighteenth  of  April  I  laid  the  Corner¬ 
stone  of  the  new  school  building.  This  school  building  is  the 
property  of  the  Sugar  Company;  but  the  school  is  under  the 
direction  and  oversight  of  the  Church. 

At  Ensenada  de  Mora  Mr.  Alfred  Harrison  of  Philadelphia 
has  just  finished  a  beautiful  Church,  costing  about  $15,000.  A 
Rectory  will  be  added,  and  a  resident  Missionary,  whose  charge 
will' not  be  on  the  Board  of  Missions,  will  be  sent  to  that  place. 
The  consecration  of  this  building  has  been  postponed  until 
next  fall,  when  we  hope  to  have  the  resident  Clergyman 
present. 

These  notes  in  the  material  equipment  of  the  field  will  indi¬ 
cate  that  we  have  made  more  progress  in  this  Convoeational 
period  than  ever  before.  Still  there  is  so  much  to  be  done  that  I 
am  appalled  when  I  contemplate  the  situation.  When  I  tell  you 
that  at  present  we  are  paying  nearly  Ten  Thousand  Dollars 
annually  in  rents,  you  will  realize  how  great  the  pressure  is 
on  me  to  provide  the  equipment. 

Sunday-Schools. 

It  has  seemed  to  me  in  my  visitations  that  the  weakest  point 
in  our  work  is  to  be  found  in  our  Sunday-schools;  and  yet  if 
our  work  is  to  tell  in  the  future,  it  is  at  this  point  that 
we  ought  to  begin  in  strengthening  the  work.  I  realize 
fully  the  difficulties  with  which  we  have  been  compelled  to 
contend.  There  has  been  great  lack  of  trained  teachers,  and 
we  have  not  had  sufficient  literature  in  Spanish ;  but  gradually 
we  are  overcoming  these  handicaps,  and  we  ought  now  to  be 
in  a  better  position  in  this  respect  to  do  our  work.  The  General 
Convention  of  our  Church  has  been  giving  special  study  to  the 
Sunday  school  problem.  At  its  last  meeting  it  received  a  report 
from  a  Commission  which  it  had  appointed  to  study  the  ques¬ 
tion  of  Sunday  school  Instruction.  If  any  of  the  Clergy  have 
not  received  and  read  this  Repgrt,  it  can  be  obtained  by  writing 
to  the  Rev.  Dr.  Herman  L.  Duhring,  225  South  3rd  St.  Phil¬ 
adelphia,  Penn.,  who  will  gladly  send  it  gratuitously.  I  com¬ 
mend  its  study  to  all  of  our  Clergy,  and  those  who  are  engaged 
in  Sunday-school  work.  Heretofore  1  have  not  systematically 
visited  the  Sunday  schools  of  the  various  Missions,  but  now 


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I  request  the  Clergy,  whenever  I  make  a  visitation  in  the  future, 
that  they  will  always  make  arrangements  for  me  to  meet  with 
the  Sunday  schools  of  the  various  Missions.  You  will  have  a 
report  from  the  Committee  on  Sunday  schools,  appointed  at 
our  last  Convocation  and  I  urge  upon  you  the  importance  of 
giving  time  for  the  consideration  of  this  report.  This  I  regard 
as  the  most  important  work  to  come  before  you. 

Methods  of  Work. 

A  successful  work  requires  method.  That  congregation  suc¬ 
ceeds  best  which  gives  its  members  the  most  to  do.  The  Chris¬ 
tian  life  should  be  a  life  of  activity ;  but  many  members  of 
the  Church  who  feel  and  realize  the  need  of  this  activity  are 
idle  because  they  do  not  know  how  or  where  to  begin.  Some 
are  loth,  too,  to  undertake  independent  work,  because  they 
know  that  such  independent  work,  as  a  rule,  is  unsystematic 
and  ephemeral.  The  best  pastor  is  he  who  has  some  definite 
plan  up  to  which  he  is  working,  and  uses  all  the  available 
material  in  his  congregation  for  the  accomplishment  of  that 
plan,  assigning  to  each  person  that  which  he  is  best  fitted  to 
do.  That  your  work  may  succeed  better  and  become  more  per¬ 
manent  in  its  character,  I  suggest  that  in  each  Mission  some¬ 
thing  definite  be  undertaken,  'and  that  the  Missionaries  try  to 
interest  the  people  in  that  undertaking;  not  in  any  vague  way 
from  the  pulpit,  but  by  assigning  to  different  ones  their  part. 
It  may  be  some  material  thing  which  will  add  to  the  equip¬ 
ment  of  the  Mission  field;  it  may  be  the  raising  a  certain  por¬ 
tion  of  the  Missionaries’  stipends ;  or  it  may  be  any  of  the  mani¬ 
fold  activities  which  go  towards  the  extension  of  the  Spiritual 
Kingdom.  But,  I  say,  give  them  something  to  do!  Do  not  treat 
them  as  children  iand  incompetents!  And  above  all,  do  not  be 
afraid  to  ask  them  to  do !  Alas !  I  fear  that  this  timidity  on 
the  part  of  the  Clergy  is  the  greatest  drawback  to  the  success 
of  the  religion  of  Jesus  Christ.  They  are  blind  to  the  fact  that 
men  want  to  do,  and  want  to  be  shown  how  to  do.  In  Cuba 
this  applies  directly  when  we  come  to  the  financial  question. 
The  Clergy  do  not  require  the  people  to  do  more  for  the  work 
through  fear  of  repelling  them  from  the  Church.  They  cite 
the  years  of  education  along  different  lines  which  the  Cuban 
people  have  had,  and  tell  us  that  it  will  not  do  to  insist  at 
this  time  on  their  taking  a  more  active  part  in  the  financial 
affairs  of  their  work.  I  do  not  think  .a  more  grave  and  serious 
error  could  be  made  on  the  part  of  the  Missionary.  I  believe 
that  if  he  would  give  his  people  more  to  do  in  the  way  of  caring 
for  the  financial  interests  of  the  work,  that  he  would  find  his 
work  prospering  more  along  all  lines.  He  would  also  tie  his 
people  to  the  work  by  the  bonds  of  mutual  interest. 


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Panama  and  the  Canal  Zone. 


Since  the  last  Convocation,  owing  to  the  death  of  the  Bishop 
of  Washington,  the  oversight  of  the  Church’s  work  in  Panama 
and  the  Canal  Zone  has  been  assigned  to  me.  I  have  been 
compelled  to  make  two  extended  trips  to  the  Isthmus,  where 
we  have  six  Clergymen  at  work,  with  eighteen  congregations. 
In  the  year  1908  there  were  one  hundred  and  fifty  baptisms,  one 
hundred  and  fifty-seven  marriages,  and  three  hundred  and 
fifty-seven  persons  confirmed.  It  will  be  recognized  from  these 
figures  that  our  Church  has  a  very  important  work  to  do  on 
the  Isthmus,  particularly  during  the  construction  of  the  Canal, 
and  that  it  requires  much  of  my  care  and  attention.  I  am 
fully  aware  of  the  resolution  passed  by  the  last  Convocation 
in  regard  to  my  undertaking  any  visitations  to  Panama,  and 
that  this  resolution  was  passed  at  a  time  when  I  was  requested 
simply  to  make  a  visitation  to  the  Isthmus  for  the  Bishop  of 
Washington,  who  then  had  charge  of  the  work;  but  I  have  not 
seen  my  way  clear  to  refuse  to  take  the  entire  oversight  of  the 
field  when  requested  to  do  so  by  the  Presiding  Bishop.  I 
accepted  the  Charge  with  the  understanding  that  I  would  have 
the  right  to  resign  it  at  such  time  as  I  found  that  it  interfered 
with  my  duties  in  our  own  special  work.  In  making  my  visit¬ 
ations  to  the  Isthmus  I  have  tried  to  do  so  without  interrupt¬ 
ing  the  Cuban  work.  I  know  that  you  will  overlook  my  extend¬ 
ed  absences  from  Cuba,  when  you  realize  the  needs  of  the 
work  in  the  Isthmus  of  Panama.  I  can  say  this  to  you,  how- 
ever,  that  whenever  the  Convocation  of  this  District  feels  that 
the  work  in  Cuba  is  suffering  from  the  additional  time  and 
labor  which  the  Panamia  work  requires  from  me,  I  will  resign 
its  charge,  and  will  request  the  Presiding  Bishop  to  appoint 
some  other  Bishop  to  take  up  the  work.  My  first  duty  and 
obligation  is  to  the  Missionary  District  of  Cuba,  to  which  I  was 
consecrated. 


Organized  Missions. 


Since  the  last  Convocation,  the  organization  of  the  Mission 
at  Colon  has  been  changed,  and  the  old  organization  under 
the  name  of  San  Jose  has  gone  out  of  existence.  In  its  place 
a  new  organization  was  formed  under  the  niame  of  Santa  Maria. 
I  have  also  sanctioned  the  organization  of  a  Mission  at  Ocean 
Beach,  with  the  name  of  St.  Paul ;  one  at  Guaniguanico  under 
the  name  of  St.  John;  and  one  at  Macagua-Arabos  with  the 
name  of  Da  Trinidad.  The  organized  Missions  of  the  District 
with  the  right  to  lay  representation  in  this  Convocation  are  as 
follows:  St.  Paul’s,  Ocean  Beach;  St.  John’s,  Guaniguanico; 
the  Cathedral  Church,  Havana;  Calvario,  Havana;  Fieles  a 


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Jesus,  Matianzas;  San  Pablo,  Cienfucgos ;  Holy  Apostles,  Cama- 
guey;  Ploly  Trinity,  La  Gloria;  Santa  Maria,  Santiago  de  Cuba; 
All  Saints,  Guantanamo ;  La  Trinidad,  Maciagua. 

Resume. 

As  we  look  back  on  the  last  year  which  comprises  seventeen 
months  of  work,  we  have  just  cause  for  gratitude  that  God 
has  enabled  us  to  accomplish  so  much.  In  glancing  over  the 
field  it  is  necessary  to  include  in  that  view  the  work  done  in 
the  Isthmus  of  Panama;  for  while  it  does  not  form  a  part  of 
this  District,  it  never-the-less  has  as  its  Ordinary  the  Bishop 
of  this  District.  Taking  the  Confirmations  as  an  index  of 
growth  it  will  be  found  that  there  were  six  hundred  and  seventy 
persons  confirmed  in  the  combined  fields.  This  was  the  work 
of  twenty-one  missionaries.  I  am  sure  that  no  field  of  work 
within  the  jurisdiction  of  the  Church  can  show  such  great 
results  with  so  few  workers.  It  is  but  an  index  of  the  zeal 
and  earnestness  of  the  men  who  have  made  so  pleasant  and 
hopeful  my  own  labors.  This  phenomenal  growth,  however, 
can  hardly  mark  each  year’s  work,  and  so  if  we  fall  short  this 
year  it  should  not  discourage  us.  In  Panama,  the  work  had  long 
been  without  the  visitation  of  a  Bishop,  and  so  there  was  an 
accumulation  of  classes  which  have  augmented  the  number  of 
persons  confirmed  beyond  that  which  is  natural.  In  Cuba  we 
have  about  reached  what  should  be  our  natural  number,  as  the 
last  Convocation al  report  showed  294,  and  that  for  this  year 
shows  296  confirmed. 

In  the  seventeen  months,  I  have  read  the  Services  of  the 
Church  185  times;  have  celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  32 
times ;  have  baptized  5  infants ;  have  held  63  appointments  for 
Confirmation  ;  at  which  I  confirmed  470  persons.  I  have  li¬ 
censed  13  lay-readers;  have  received  8  postulants,  and  admitted 
6  candidates  for  the  Holy  Ministry.  I  have  ordained  I  Deacon 
and  1  Priest,  and  have  assisted  at  the  consecration  of  1  Bishop. 
I  have  travelled  upwards  of  23,000  miles,  have  written  nearly 
2,000  letters,  and  have  attended  as  best  I  could  to  the  adminis¬ 
trative  work  of  my  office.  With  it  all,  I  thank  God  that  there 
has  been  no  great  tax  of  the  physical  strength  with  which  He 
has  endowed  me. 

Once  more  T  bid  you  welcome,  and  once  more  I  invoke  the 
Great  Head  of  the  Church  to  direct  your  labors  in  this  Convo¬ 
cation  to  His  glory,  and  the  upbuilding  of  His  Kingdom  on 
earth. 


DIARY  OF  THE  BISHOP. 


January  1908. 

1.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Holy  Trinity  Cathedral, 
Havana,  at  8  a.m. 

2.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

5.  In  Church  of  San  Pablo,  Bolondron,  preached  and  con¬ 
firmed  four  candidates  presented  by  the  Rev.  M.  F.  Mo¬ 
reno. 

6.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

7.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

8.  Delivered  Address  at  the  opening*  Services  of  the  Third 
Annual  Convocation,  and  celebrated  the  Holv  Communion 
in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana. 

9.  Read  Service,  and  presided  at  session  of  the  Convo¬ 
cation. 

10.  Read  opening  Service  and  presided  at  Convocation. 

12.  Took  part  in  Evening  Prayer,  and  preached  in  Sagua  la 
Grande.  Was  assisted  by  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges  and  Rev.  F. 
de  S.  Carroll. 

13.  Signed  lease  for  Chapel  in  Sagua  la  Grande. 

14.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

15.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  Visited  Seminary  at 
Jesus  del  Monte  and  addressed  the  students.  Took  order 
for  the  ordination  of  Rev.  Francisco  Diaz  to  the  Priesthood. 

16.  Read  Service  in  the  Cathedral  School. 

17.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  Received  Ramon 
Rivero,  Jose  Ripoll,  and  Jose  G.  Pena  as  postulants  for 
the  Holy  Ministry. 

19.  Preached,  and  ordained  to  the  Priesthood  Rev.  F.  Diaz 
Volero.  Candidate  was  presented  by  Rev.  C.  B.  Colmore, 
Rev.  Messers  Sharpe,  Steel,  and  Morell  assisting  at  the 
Service.  At  3  p.m.  visited  the  Sunday-school  in  the  Ve- 
dado. 

20.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  Presided  at  meeting 
of  the  Faculty  of  the  Seminary  in  the  afternoon. 

21.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

22.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

23.  Presided  at  meeting  of  the  Advisory  Building  Com¬ 
mittee  of  the  Cathedral. 


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24.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

26.  Attended  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  at  8  a.m. 
in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel.  At  10  a.m.  took  part  in  Morning 
Pnayer  and  made  Address.  3  p.m.  visited  Sunday-school  in 
the  Vedado. 

28.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

29.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

31.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

February. 

1.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  and  preached  in  Holy 
Trinity  Chapel,  Havana,  assisted  by  Rev.  C.  B.  Colmore. 

3  p.m.  visited  the  Sunday-school  in  the  Vedado. 

3.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

4.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

5.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

6.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

7.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

9.  Attended  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  in  Cal- 
vario  Chapel,  Jesus  del  Monte,  8  a.m.  Attended  Morning 
Prayer  10  a.m.  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana.  Sermon 
was  preached  by  Rev.  P.  A.  Rodriguez  of  Nashville,  Ten¬ 
nessee.  In  the  afternoon  attended  Baptismal  Service  at 
Marisanao. 

10.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  10  a.m.  met  with 
Council  of  Advice.  In  the  afternoo.n  presided  at  a  meeting 
of  the  Faculty  of  the  Seminary. 

12.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  Admitted  Jose  Ma- 
tias  Ripoll  as  a  Candidate  for  Holy  Orders. 

13.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

14.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

16.  At  8  a.m.  celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel,  Havana.  Assisted  at  Morning  Prayer  in  same  place. 
At  7.30  p.m.  confirmed  one  person  in  Chapel  at  Jesus  del 
Monte,  Candidate  presented  by  Rev.  A.  T.  Sharpe. 

17.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

18.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

19.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

20.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

21.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School,  and  admitted  Cristo¬ 
bal  Bonifacio  Castro  as  a  Postulant  for  the  Holy  Ministry. 

22.  Admitted  Eulialio  Rodriguez  as  a  postulant  for  the  Holy 
Ministry. 

23.  Attended  Holy  Communion  at  Holy  Trinity  Chapel, 
Havana,  at  9  a.m.,  and  took  part  in  Morning  Prayer,  and 
preached  in  the  same  place  at  10  a.m.  4  p.m.  made  an  ad¬ 
dress  to  the  Young  Men’s  Christian  Association.  At  8  p.m. 
attended  Evening  Prayer  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel. 


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24.  Gave  letters  Dimissory  to  the  Rev.  Charles  Whitson 
Frazer  to  the  Diocese  of  Georgia. 

27.  Assisted  at  Service  at  8  p.m.  and  preached  at  McKinley, 
Isle  of  Pines,  Archdeacon  Steel  being  with  me. 

28.  8  p.m.  took  part  in  Service  and  preached  at  Nueva 
Gerona,  Isle  of  Pines. 

29.  Baptized  infant  child  at  Nueva  Gerona. 

March. 

1.  At  8  a. in.  took  part  in  Service,  preached,  and  confirmed 
one  person  at  Columbia.  At  3.30  p.m.  took  part  in  Service 
and  confirmed  two  persons  at  Santa  Rosalia.  At  7.30  p.m. 
took  part  in  the  Service  and  preached  at  Santa  Fe.  As¬ 
sisted  in  all  these  Services  by  Archdeacon  Steel. 

4.  Attended  Service  at  Holy  Trinity  Chapel  10  a.m.  Pre¬ 
sided  at  meeting  of  Cathedral  Chapter  at  8  p.m. 

5.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  At  3  p.m.  attended 
meeting  of  the  Board  of  Directors  of  Church  in  Cuba 
Society. 

6.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  In  the  afternoon 
attended  a  meeting  of  the  Directors  of  the  Church  in 
Cuba  Society. 

7.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Ha¬ 
vana. 

8.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  at  8  a.m.  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel,  Havana,  assisted  at  Morning  Prayer  in  same  place. 

15.  Took  part  in  Service  and  preached  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel,  Havana,  at  10  a.m.  Visited  Sunday-school  in  the 
Vedado,  at  3.30  p.m. 

20.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel. 

21.  Received  commission  from  Presiding  Bishop  to  act  as 
his  Commissary  in  charge  of  the  Panama-Canal  Mission. 
Attended  Service  at  4  p.m.  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Ha¬ 
vana. 

22.  8.30  a.m.  attended  Holy  Communion  in  Calvario  Chapel, 
Jesus  del  Monte.  At  9  a.m.  visited  Sunday-school  at  same 
place.  10  a.m.  attended  Morning  Prayer  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel,  Havana. 

23.  Read  Service  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana,  at  8  a.m. 

25.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  Attended  Service 
at  4  p.m.  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana. 

29.  Took  part  in  Service  and  preached  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel,  Havana.  At  4  p.m.  visited  Sunday-school  in  tin* 
Vedado. 

30.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  At  4  p.m.  attended 
Service  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana. 

31.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School,  and  at  4  p.m.  at¬ 
tended  Service  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana. 


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April. 

1.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  at  8  a. in.  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel,  Havana,  and  said  Litany  in  same  place  at  10  a.m. 

2.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  At  4  p.m.  read  Serv¬ 
ice  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana.  Purchased  lot  for 
the  Episcopal  Residence. 

3.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  At  4  p.m.  read  Serv¬ 
ice  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel. 

4.  At  4  p.m.  read  Service  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel.  In  the 
evening  presided  at  a  meeting  of  the  Cathedral  Chapter. 

5.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  at  8  a.m.  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel.  At  10  a.m.  said  Litany,  preached,  and  celebrated 
Holy  Communion  in  same  place.  At  4  p.m.  attended 
Sunday-school  in  the  Yedado,  and  gave  instruction  to 
Confirmation  Class. 

6.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  At  4  p.m.  read  Serv¬ 
ice  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel. 

7.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  At  4  p.m.  read  Serv¬ 
ice  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  Havana. 

8.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel, 
at  8  a.m.  At  10  a.m.  said  Litany  in  same  place. 

9.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School.  At  4  p.m.  read  Serv¬ 
ice  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel. 

10.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School  in  the  morning. 
Read  Service  at  4  p.m.  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel. 

12.  Celebrated  first  Holy  Communion  in  new  Cathedral  at 

«/ 

8  a.m.  Attended  Celebration  of  Holy  Communion  in  Span¬ 
ish  at  9  a.m.  At  10  a.m.,  assisted  by  the  Rev.  Messers 
Colmore,  Steel,  Sharpe,  Mayer,  Moreno,  Diaz,  and  Morell, 
took  part  in  Morning  Prayer  and  preached  first  sermon 
in  new  Cathedral.  At  8  p.m.  had  evening  Prayer  in  Spanish 
at  same  place. 

13.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  at  8  a.m.  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel.  Said  Evening  Prayer  at  4  p.m.  in  same  place. 
Appointed  Rev.  Messers  E.  G.  Harris  and  Davis,  and 
Mrs.  Brooks  and  Miss  Checkley  as  Delegates  to  Pan- 
Anglican  Congress  to  meet  in  London  in  June. 

14.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel, 
and  read  Morning  Prayer  in  same  place. 

15.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel 
at  8  a.m. 

16.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel 
at  8  a.m.  Said  Evening  Prayer  in  same  place. 

17.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  at  10  a.m.  in  the  Cathedral. 
Held  Three  Hours  Passion  Service,  and  made  addresses 
on  the  Seven  Words  from  the  Cross.  At  4  p.m.  attended 
Service  in  same  place. 


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18.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  at  4  p.m.  in  Cathedral. 

19.  7  a.m.  celebrated  Holy  Communion  at  the  Altar  in  my 
own  house,  with  twenty-seven  communicants.  At  10  a.m. 
took  part  in  Service  and  celebrated  Holy  Communion  in 
the  Cathedral.  At  3.30  p.m.  attended  Children’s  Easter 
Service  in  Cathedral.  At  7.30  p.m.  visited  Calvario  Mission 
and  confirmed  four  persons  presented  by  Rev.  A.  T.  Sharpe. 

20.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

21.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

22.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

23.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

24.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

26.  At  10  a.m.  preached  in  Cathedral,  and  confirmed  eight 
persons  presented  by  Rev.  C.  B.  Colmore.  Attended  Even¬ 
ing  Prayer  in  Spanish  at  8  p.m. 

29.  Met  the  Advisory  Building  Committee  at  4  p.m. 

30.  Admitted  Sergio  Ledo,  Jose  G.  Pena,  and  Cristobal 
Bonifacio  Castro  as  Candidates  for  the  Holy  Ministry. 


May. 


3.  Celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Cathedral  at  10  a.m. 
At  7.45  p.m.  in  Matanzas  confirmed  thirty  persons  pre¬ 
sented  by  Rev.  F.  Diaz. 

5.  7.30  p.m.  preached  and  confirmed  one  person  in  All 
Saint’s  Chapel,  Guantanamo,  candidate  presented  by  Rev.- 
J.  M.  Lopez-Guillen.  After  the  Service,  presided  at  Vestry 
meeting  and  discussed  construction  of  new  Church. 

6.  At  8  a.m.  laid  Corner-stone  for  new  Church  of  All 
Saints,  Guantanamo,  and  made  address.  At  8  p.m.  preach¬ 
ed,  and  confirmed  in  St.  Mary’s  Chapel,  Santiago,  four 
persons  presented  by  Rev.  J.  B.  Mancebo. 

7.  At  7.30  p.m.  preached  and  confirmed  two  persons  pre¬ 
sented  by  Archdeacon  Sturges  in  St.  Paul’s  Chapel,  Cam- 


10. 


17. 

20. 


23. 

28. 


agiiey. 

At  11  a.m.  in  Holy  Trinity  Chapel,  La  Gloria,  preached 
and  celebrated  Holy  Communion,  and  confirmed  two  per¬ 
sons  presented  by  Archdeacon  Sturges. 

At  Tampa  Florida  confirmed  in  private  one  person  pre¬ 
sented  by  Rev.  W.  W.  De  Hart. 

At  11  a.m.  Christ  Church,  Savannah,  took  part  in  the 
Consecration  of  Rev.  F.  F.  Reese,  D.  D.  as  Bishop  of 
Georgia.  Other  Bishops  taking  part  in  Consecration  were 
the  Bishops  of  Atlanta,  Florida,  Mississippi,  Tennessee, 

Sailed  from  New  Orleans  at  11  a.m.  in  Steamship  Ellis 
for  Panama. 

Arrived  at  Panama. 


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29.  At  Gorgona,  Canal  Zone,  preached  and  confirmed  ten 
persons  presented  by  Archdeacon  Bryan. 

30.  At  10.30  a.m.  made  an  Address  at  the  Memorial  Ser¬ 
vices  in  Ancon  Hospital  Chapel,  and  in  the  afternoon  at 
Las  Cascadas  preached  and  confirmed  eight  persons  pre¬ 
sented  by  Archdeacon  Bryan. 

31.  At  7  a.m.  celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Ancon  Cha¬ 
pel.  At  10  a.m.  preached  and  confirmed  five  persons 
presented  by  Archdeacon  Bryan  in  Ancon  Chapel. 
At  11.30  a.m.  in  Ancon  Hospital  confirmed  one  person 
presented  by  Archdeacon  Bryan.  At  3  p.m.  preached  and 
confirmed  fourteen  persons  presented  by  Rev.  Mr.  Hulcare. 
At  7.30  p.m.  in  St.  Paul’s  Church,  Panama  City,  preach¬ 
ed  and  confirmed  nineteen  persons  presented  by  Rev.  Mr. 
Eskins. 

t 

June. 

1.  At  11.30  a.m.  preached  and  confirmed  seventeen  at 
Las  Cascadas.  At  4  p.m.  preached  and  confirmed  twelve 
at  Mount  Hope.  At  7.30  p.m.  preached  and  confirmed  six 
in  Christ  Church,  Colon.  The  candidates  at  Las  Cascadas 
and  Mount  Hope  presented  by  Archdeacon  Bryan;  those 
at  Colon  by  the  Rev.  E.  J.  Cooper,  of  Christ  Church. 

2.  At  7.30  a.m.  celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  in  Christ 
Church  Colon.  At  9.30  a.m.  took  part  in  Morning  Prayer 
in  same  Church,  and  addressed  the  children  of  the  Sunday 
school.  At  1.30  p.m.  sailed  for  New  Orleans. 

13.  In  Havana,  took  part  in  examination  of  Vicente  Angel 
Tuzzio  for  Deacon’s  Orders. 

14.  10  a.m.  in  the  Cathedral,  Havana,  I  ordered  as  Deacon, 
Vicente  Angel  Tuzzio.  The  Candidate  was  presented  by 
the  Rev.  Mr.  Colmore,  and  the  sermon  was  preached  by 
the  Rev.  Mr.  Sharpe.  The  Rev.  Mr.  Morell  assisted  in  the 
Service.  At  8  p.m.  confirmed  five  in  the  Cathedral,  the 
candidates  being  presented  by  Rev.  Mr.  Morell. 

15-20.  Attending  to  office  duties  in  Havana. 

21.  Confirmed  six  persons  and  preached  in  Chapel  of  San 
Filipe,  Limonar,  at  11  a.m.  Rev.  Mr.  Planas  presenting 
the  candidates.  At  7.45  p.m.  in  Chapel  of  Fieles  a  Jesus, 
Matanzas,  confirmed  four  candidates  presented  by  Rev. 
Mr.  Diaz. 

24.  Attended  celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  in  the 
Cathedral  Havana. 

27.  Visited  Constancia,  and  made  arrangements  to  open  a 
school  and  Mission  in  the  fall. 


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28.  At  10.30  a.m.  took  part  in  Morning  Prayer,  and 
preached  in  Chapel  of  San  Pablo,  Cienfuegos.  At  7.30  p.m. 
took  part  in  Evening  Prayer  in  same  place.  Chaplain 
Brander  and  Mr.  Ripoll  assisted  in  these  Services. 

20.  At  8  p.m.  confirmed  two  presented  by  Rev.  Mr.  Diaz 
in  Chapel  of  Santa  Maria,  Colon. 

30.  At  7.45  p.m.  confirmed  four,  presented  by  Rev.  Mr. 
Diaz  in  Chapel  of  San  Francisco,  Cardenas. 


o. 


9. 

12. 

14. 

19. 


20. 

22. 

23. 


24. 

28. 

2. 

9. 


July. 


Celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  at  8  a.m.,  and  10  a.m. 
in  the  Cathedral,  Havana. 

Issued  Lay-readers'  Licenses  to  Messers  Ripoll,  Castro, 
and  Carreras. 

Attended  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  in  the 
Cathedral,  at  8  a.m.  At  10  a.m.  took  part  in  services, 
and  preached  in  same  place. 

Left  for  Jacksonville,  Florida,  to  join  my  family. 

Celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  at  7  a.m.  in  Saint 
John’s  Church,  Jacksonville,  Florida.  At  11  a.m.  took 
part  in  Morning  Prayer.  At  8  p.m.  read  Evening  Prayer, 
and  preached  in  same  place. 

Left  Jacksonville  for  New  York,  with  my  family. 

Held  Conference  with  the  Secretaries  of  the  Board  of 
Missions  in  Church  Missions  House,  New  York.  Attended 
Missionary  service  at  12  m. 

Held  Conference  in  Missions  House  with  Rev.  Messers 
Lopez-Gillen,  Ackley,  and  Snavely,  and  Dr.  S.  B.  Harris. 
Appointed  Rev.  C.  B.  Ackley  to  the  Mission  at  Guantana¬ 
mo,  and  transferred  Rev.  Mr.  Lopez-Guillen  to  a  Professor¬ 
ship  in  the  Seminary,  and  the  work  at  Guanabacoa.  Ap¬ 
pointed  Rev.  Messers  Ackley,  and  Lopez-Guillen  as  my 
Chaplains  to  examine  Dr.  Harris  for  Deacon’s  Orders. 
Attended  Missionary  service  at  12  m. 

Held  Conference  with  Secretaries  of  the  Board  of  Mis¬ 
sions  in  Church  Missions  House. 

Arrived  in  Stockbridge,  Mass,  with  my  family. 

August. 

Road  Litany,  and  assisted  at  Celebration  of  the  Holy 
Communion  in  Saint  Paul  's  Church,  Stockbridge,  Mass,  at 
11  a.m.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  same  Church  at 


o  p.m. 

Read  Morning  Prayer  in  St.  Paul’s  Church,  Stockbridge. 
Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  same  Church. 

Left  Stockbridge  for  Brunswick  Maine,  with  my  fam¬ 
ily. 


11. 


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16.  Read  Morning  Prayer  and  preached  in  St.  Paid  ’s  Church 
Brunswick,  Maine. 

16.  Read  Morning  Prayer  and  preached  in  St.  Paul’s  Church 
Brunswick,  Maine.  Read  Evening  Prayer  and  preached 
in  same  place. 

24.  Left  Brunswick  for  Stockbridge,  Mass. 

30.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  and  Evening  Prayer  in  Saint 
Paul’s  Church,  Stockbridge. 

September. 

6.  Read  Litany  and  assisted  in  Celebration  of  the  Holy 
Communion  in  St.  Paul’s  Church,  Stockbridge.  Attended 
Evening  Prayer  in  same  place. 

13.  Preached  at  St.  Paul’s,  Stockbridge,  at  11  a.m. 

14.  Gave  letter  Dimissory  to  Rev.  F.  de  S.  Carroll,  Deacon, 
to  the  Diocese  of  Georgia. 

15.  Attended  meeting  of  Board  of  Missions  in  New  York. 
Nominated  Rev.  C.  E.  Suavely  to  the  Mission  at  Cama* 
guey,  and  parts  adjacent.  Nominated  Miss  Mabel  D. 
Smith  as  Principal  of  the  Guanabacoa  school. 

20.  At  8  a.m.  celebrated  Holy  Communion  at  St.  Paul’s 
Church,  Stockbridge.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  in  same 
Church.  At  7  p.m.  read  Evening  Prayer  and  preached  in 
St.  Paul’s  Church  South  Lee,  Massachusetts. 

27.  At  11  a.m.  preached  in  St.  Paul’s  Church,  Larehmont, 
New  York.  In  the  evening,  in  New  York  City  held  a  Con¬ 
ference  with  Mr.  John  W.  Wood,  Corresponding  Secretary 
of  the  Board  of  Missions. 

October. 

1.  Took  final  order  transferring  Rev.  C.  M.  Sturges  to 
Sagua  la  Grande,  and  Rev.  J.  M.  Lopez-Guillen  to  Guan¬ 
abacoa,  and  Rev.  C.  E.  Suavely  to  Camaguey.  Also  took 
final  order  transferring  Miss  L.  M.  Kelton  to  Constancia. 

4.  Took  part  in  Service  and  preached  in  St.  Paul’s  Church, 
North  Adams,  Mass.,  at  11  a.m. 

11.  At  9.45  a.  m.  preached  in  Church  of  the  Redeemer, 
Bryn  Mawr,  Penna.  At  11  A.  M.  preached  again  in  same 
Church.  At  7.45  p.m.  preached  special  sermon  to  men  in 
Church  of  the  Holy  Apostles,  Philadelphia,  Penna. 

13.  Addressed  Women’s  Auxiliary  of  St.  Agnes’  Chapel, 
New  York,  at  12  m.  At  2  p.m.  attended  meeting  of  Board 
of  Missions. 

15.  Left  for  Jacksonville,  Florida,  with  my  family,  being 
called  there  by  a  telegram  informing  me  of  critical  illness 
of  a  member  of  my  family. 


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18.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  in  St.  John’s  Church,  Jack¬ 
sonville. 

25.  At  11  a. m.  preached  in  St.  Stephen’s  Church,  Wilkes 
Ilarre,  Penn.  At  3.30  p.m.  addressed  Sunday  school  of 
same  Church.  At  7.30  p.m.  preached  in  Calvary  Church. 
Wilkes  Barre. 

26.  Addressed  Clergy  of  Archdeaconry  of  Scranton  in 
Calvary  Church,  Wilkes  Barre,  at  7.30  p.m. 

27.  Addressed  Clergy  of  Archdeaconry  of  Scranton  in  Cal- 
.varv  Parish  House  Wilkes  Barre. 

28.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  St.  Luke’s  Church, 
Scranton,  Penna.  After  Service,  addressed  the  men  of 
the  Parish  in  the  Parish  House. 

November. 

1.  At  11  a. m.  assisted  at  the  Holy  Communion  and  preach¬ 
ed  in  Trinity  Church,  New  Haven.  Conn.  At  7.30  p.m. 
preached  in  Christ  Church,  West  Haven. 

2.  At  3  p.m.  addressed  Women’s  Missionary  Society  of 
New  Haven.  At  8.30  p.m.  addressed  the  Brook’s  Club  in 
Trinity  Parish  House. 

3.  Addressed  Junior  Clergy  Missionary  Society  in  Parish 
House  of  Church  of  Incarnation,  New  York  City.  Nomi¬ 
nated  to  the  Board  of  Missions  Rev.  W.  H.  Decker  for 
work  in  Canal  Zone,  Panama. 

4.  Assisted  at  Celebration  of  the  Holv  Communion,  and 
addressed  Annual  Meeting  of  the  Women’s  Auxiliary  of 
Diocese  of  Massachusetts,  in  Trinity  Church,  Boston. 

5.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  in  St.  John’s  Chapel,  Cam¬ 
bridge,  Mass. 

6.  Addressed  Women’s  Auxiliary  of  Church  of  the  Advent, 
Boston,  at  11  a.m.  At  5  p.m.  addressed  students  of  Epis¬ 
copal  Divinity  School,  Cambridge. 

8.  Preached  at  Grace  Church,  Orange,  New  Jersey,  at  11 
a.m.  Preached  at  the  Church  of  the  Holy  Communion, 
South  Orange,  at  4  p.m.  Preached  at  St.  Paul’s  Church. 
East  Orange,  at  7.45  p.m. 

9.  Accepted  Letter  Dimissory  of  Rev.  Charles  Edwin  Sna- 
velv  from  the  Missionary  District  of  Porto  Rico. 

10.  Attended  meeting  of  Board  of  Missions,  in  New  York. 

12.  At  Lancaster,  Penna,  made  an  address  to  the  Men’s 
Club  of  the  Diocese  of  Harrisburg. 

13.  At  10.30  a.m.  addressed  Annual  meeting  of  the  Women’s 
Auxiliary  of  the  Diocese  of  Pennsylvania  in  Holy  Trinity 
Church  Philadelphia.  At  2.30  p.m.  made  another  address 
to  the  meeting. 


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13.  Preached  at  St.  Paul’s  Church,  Washington  D.  C.  at  11 
ia.ni.  Preached  at  St.  Alban’s  at  4.30  p.m.  Preached  at 
St.  Mark’s  Church  at  7.45  P.  M. 

16.  Confirmed  one  person  at  the  request  of  the  Rector  in 
Church  of  the  Epiphany,  Washington,  D.  C.  At  12.30  was 
received  by  the  President  of  the  United  States.  In  the 
evening  addressed  Churchman’s  League  of  Diocese  of 
Washington 

17.  Sailed  from  New  York  for  Isthmus  of  Panama,  in  com¬ 
pany  with  Rev.  W.  H.  Decker,  on  Steamship  Panama. 

22.  Preached  on  board  Steamship,  Rev.  Mr.  Decker  read¬ 
ing  the  service.  Large  and  attentive  congregation. 

23.  Arrived  at  Cristobal  at  8  a.m.  in  evening  preached 
and  confirmed  twelve,  assisted  by  Rev.  E.  J.  Cooper  in 
Christ  Church,  Colon. 

21.  At  7.30  p.m.  confirmed  thirteen  in  St.  Andrew’s,  Gor- 
gona,  tand  addressed  them.  Archdeacon  Bryan  presented 
the  candidates. 

25.  In  St.  Mark’s  Culebra,  confirmed  and  addressed  fifteen 
candidates  presented  by  the  Rev.  J.  C.  IJlcare. 

26.  Took  part  in  Service  and  preached  in  St.  Luke’s  Chapel, 
Ancon. 

27.  In  St.  Andrew’s  Mission,  Empire,  at  8  p.m.  confirmed 
eighteen  candidates  and  addressed  them.  Candidates  were 
presented  by  Archdeacon  Bryan. 

28.  In  St.  Philip’s,  Las  Cascadas,  at  3  p.m.  confirmed  nine 
and  addressed  them. 

29.  Preached  and  confirmed  three  in  St.  Luke’s,  Ancon,  at 
10  a.m.  At  3  p.m.  took  part  in  Service  land  addressed 
congregation  of  St.  Paul’s  Church,  Panama  City.  At  8  p.m. 
assisted  by  the  Archdeacon  and  Rev.  Mr.  Decker,  opened 
the  new  Church  of  St.  Mary  at  Empire.  The  sermon  was 
preached  by  myself. 

30.  By  cable  nominated  Rev.  William  Cross  to  the  Board 
of  Missions  for  the  work  at  Cristobal  and  Gatun.  At  6.30 
p.m.  confirmed  eight  at  La  Boca,  and  addressed  them.  At 
8  p.m.  attended  reception  at  residence  of  Archdeacon  in 

Ancon. 

December. 

1.  Took  part  in  Service  and  preached  at  Cristobal  at 
8  p.m. 

2.  Attended  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  in  Christ 
Church,  Colon,  at  8  a.m.  At  2  p.m.  accompanied  by 
Archdeacon  Hendrick,  sailed  for  Kingston,  Jamaica,  on 
Steamship  Atrato. 


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3.  Arrived  at  Kingston,  Jamaica,  at  12  in.,  and  trans¬ 
ferred  to  the  Oteri  for  Santiago  de  Cuba.  After  putting  to 
sea.  found  steamer  intended  touching  at  Port  an  Prince, 
Haiti,  to  land  revolutionary  exiles,  who  had  been  no¬ 
tified  of  the  success  of  the  revolution  in  Haiti.  Thirty  two 
of  these  revolutionists  on  board. 

4.  Arrived  at  Port  au  Prince,  Haiti,  at  tarn  o’clock.  Anchor¬ 
ed  inside  war  ships,  and  near  shore.  Great  deal  of  diffi¬ 
culty  about  landing  the  revolutionists.  Finally  landed 
them  at  night,  and  left  for  Cuba.  Was  not  permitted  to 
land,  but  was  near  enough  to  shore  to  witness  the  excite¬ 
ment  of  setting  up  the  new  government. 

8.  Arrived  Santiago  at  6  a.m.  Left  immediately  for  Guan¬ 
tanamo.  At  7.20  p.m.  preached  and  took  part  in  Service 
in  All  Saints  Chapel. 

9.  At  8.15  p.m.  confirmed  seven,  and  preached  in  Chapel 
of  Santa  Maria,  Santiago  de  Cuba.  The  candidates  were 
presented  by  Rev.  J.  B.  Mancebo. 

10.  Confirmed  two  and  preached  in  Chapel  of  Holy  Apos¬ 
tles,  Camaguey.  Candidates  were  presented  by  Rev  C.  E. 
Suavely. 

12.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  Spanish  in  Chapel  of  San 
Pablo,  Cienfuegos,  the  Rev  F.  Diaz  preaching. 

13.  At  8  a.m.  confirmed  seven  and  preached  in  Chapel  of 
San  Pablo,  Cienfuegos.  At  10  a.m.  preached  and  celebrated 
Holy  Communion  in  same  place.  At  7.30  p.m.  baptized 
an  infant,  said  Evening  Prayer  in  English,  and  preached 
at  Constancia.  The  Rev.  Mr.  Diaz  with  me;  he  also  read  a 
portion  of  Evening  Prayer  in  Spanish  and  preached. 

14.  At  3  p.m.  baptized  infant  child  of  Dr.  and  Mrs  William 
Himely  at  Occitania.  At  7.30  p.m.  in  Trinity  Chapel,  Maca- 
gua-Arabos  confirmed  thirty-nine  presented  by  Rev.  Mr. 
Diaz. 

15.  At  8.30  a.m.  attended  Celebration  of  Holy  Communion 
in  Spanish  at  Macagua-Arabos.  At  7.30  p.m.  in  Santa 
Maria  Chapel,  Colon,  confirmed  seven  presented  by  Rev. 
V.  A.  Tuzzio. 

16.  At  7  a.m.  attended  Celebration  of  Holy  Communion  in 
Spanish  in  Santa  Maria  Chapel,  Colon.  At  7.30  p.m.  in  San 
Francisco  Chapel,  Cardenas,  confirmed  twelve  presented 
by  Rev.  F.  Diaz. 

17.  Arrived  in  Havana  at  1  p.m.,  just  one  month  to  the  day 
after  leaving  New  York. 

If).  My  family  arrived  from  Florida. 

20.  At  10  a.m.  preached  in  the  Cathedral.  At  3  p.m.  visited 
Sunday  school  in  the  Vedado.  At  8  p.m.  confirmed  three  in 
the  Cathedral  presented  by  Rev.  E.  Morell. 


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21.  This  being  the  fourth  anniversary  of  my  Consacration, 
I  celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  in  the  Cathedral.  AVas 
assisted  by  the  Rev.  Air.  Colmore,  Dean.  At  8  p.m.  confirm¬ 
ed  ten  in  Calvario  Chapel,  Jesus  del  Alonte.  Candidates 
were  presented  by  Rev.  Air.  Sharpe. 

24.  At  10  a. m.  preached  and  celebrated  Iloly  Communion 
in  the  Cathedral.  AVas  assisted  by  Dean  Colmore,  and 
Archdeacon  Steel. 

27.  At  11.3(0  a. m.  baptized  infant  child  of  Rev.  and  Airs  E. 
Plan  as  in  Chapel  of  San  Felipe,  Limonar.  In  same  Chapel 
confirmed  seven  presented  by  Rev.  E.  Planas,  and  preach¬ 
ed.  At  8  pun.  in  Chapel  of  Fieles  a  Jesus,  confirmed 
twenty-four  presented  by  Rev.  F.  Diaz. 

28-31.  In  office  in  Havana  endeavouring  to  catch  up 
with  work. 

January  1909. 

1.  Attended  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  in  the 
Cathedral.  Renewed  Lay  Readers’  licenses. 

3.  Celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  at  10  a.m.  in  the 
Cathedral.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  same  place. 

4.  Presided  at  meeting  of  the  Cathedral  Chapter,  at  4  p.m. 

6.  Attended  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  in  the 

Cathedral.  Sent  out  Pastoral  Letter. 

10.  Attended  Alorning  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral.  Visited 
Sunday  School  at  3  p.m. 

13.  Rev.  Esteban  Alorell  left  today  for  Cienfuegos,  having 
been  appointed  to  the  charge  of  the  work  in  that  city.  The 
Rev.  J.  M.  Lopez-Guillen  took  up  his  duties  in  connection 
with  the  Cathedral.  Received  and  accepted  Letter  Dimis- 
sory  of  the  Rev.  C.  B.  Ackley  from  the  Diocese  of  New 
York. 

17.  Attended  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  at  8  a.m. 
in  the  Cathedral.  At  10  a.m.  preached  in  the  Cathedral.  At 
3  p.m.  visited  Sunday  school  at  the  Cathedral  School. 

24.  Confirmed  eight  in  the  Church  of  San  Pablo,  Bolon- 
dron.  Candidates  were  presented  by  Rev.  M.  F.  Aforeno, 
and  the  sermon  preached  by  the  Rev.  A.  T.  Sharpe,  who 
also  celebrated  the  Holy  Communion. 

26.  Received  and  accepted  application  from  Ocean  Beach 
to  become  an  organized  Alission  under  the  name  of  St. 
Paul’s.  Appointed  Alessers  R.  S.  Cunliffe,  and  H.  A.  Allen 
as  Lay  Readers.  Received  and  accepted  application  from 
Guaniguanico  to  become  an  organized  Alission  under  the 
name  of  St.  John’s.  Signed  deed  of  transfer  of  certain 
lots  in  Vedado  on  behalf  of  the  Church  in  Cuba  Society  to 
Messers  E.  G.  and  I.  L.  Harris. 

31.  Confirmed  five  at  Coliseo,  presented  by  Rev  Mr.  Planas. 


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February. 


Began  moving  today  into  the  new  Episcopal  Residence, 
which  has  been  built  by  the  Men’s  Thank  Offering  at  the 
Convention  held  in  Richmond  in  October,  1907.  Presided 
at  a  meeting  of  the  Cathedral  Chapter  in  the  evening. 

Finished  moving  into  the  new  residence.  Said  Service 
of  Benediction  of  the  house. 

Preached  at  Cathedral  at  10  a.m. 

Acted  as  Chaplain  at  the  dinner  commemorating  one 
hundredth  anniversary  of  the  birth  of  Abraham  Lincoln. 

Took  part  in  Morning  Prayer  at  the  Cathedral. 

Acted  as  Chaplain  for  the  D.  A.  R.  at  the  anniversary 
exercises  at  the  wreck  of  the  Maine. 

Read  Service  at  the  Cathedral  School. 

Held  Conference  with  a  number  of  gentlemen  about 
establishment  of  a  school  on  the  Isle  of  Pines.  Received 
many  guarrantees  of  support  of  the  school,  if  taken  under 
tlie  auspices  of  the  Church.  Conferred  with  the  Rev.  J.  P. 
Me.  Cullough  of  Wyoming  in  regard  to  taking  appoint¬ 
ment  as  Missionary  in  the  Isle  of  Pines. 

'  .  '  . 

Took  part  in  Morning  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral.  At  4 
p.m.  confirmed  four  persons  presented  by  Rev.  A.  T. 
Sharpe  in  Calvario  Chapel. 

Attended  Morning  Prayer  and  the  Holy  Communion  at 
the  Cathedral.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  at  same  place. 

At  4  p.m.  read  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

Attended  Litany  in  the  Cathedral. 

Admitted  Vicente  Tellaheche  as  a  Postulant. 

Preached  at  10.30  a.m.  at  St.  Paul’s  Ocean  Beach.  At 
3.30  p.m.  confirmed  seven  and  preached  at  St.  John’s  Gua- 
niguanico.  Candidates  were  presented  by  Archdeacon 
Steel. 

March. 


At  7.30  p.m.  took  part  in  Service  and  preached  at  Mc¬ 
Kinley,  Isle  of  Pines. 

At  8  p.m.  took  part  in  Service  and  preached  at  Nueva 
Gerona,  Isle  of  Pines. 

At  10.30  a.m.  took  part  in  Service  and  preached  in  St. 
Luke’s,  Columbia,  Isle  of  Pines. 

At  3.30  p.m.  took  part  in  the  Service  and  preached  at 
Santa  Fe,  Isle  of  Pines. 

Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

Presided  at  a  meeting  of  Cathedral  Chapter  at  5  p.m. 
Attended  Litany  in  Cathedral.  Inspected  School  and 
Seminary  at  Jesus  del  Monte. 


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13.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  Cathedral. 

14.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  in  Cathedral.  In  afternoon 
visited  Bacuranao  and  Guanabacoa  Missions.  In  evening 
visited  Calvario,  Jesns  del  Monte.  In  all  these  visitations 
I  was  accompanied  by  Mr.  D.  B.  Lyman,  a  member  of  the 
Board  of  Missions,  in  the  United  States. 

15.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

16.  Made  arrangements  to  build  small  Chapel  at  Bacura¬ 
nao.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

17.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

19.  Left  for  Chaparra  in  company  with  Rev.  Francisco  Diaz. 

20.  In  Chaparra  making  arrangements  for  opening  a 
Mission. 

21.  At  4  p.m.  read  Service  in  English  and  preached  in  Cha¬ 
parra  Club  House.  At  7.30  p.m.  took  part  in  Spanish  Ser¬ 
vice,  at  which  Mr.  Diaz  preached. 

22.  Held  Conference  in  regard  to  establishing  the  Mission 
in  Chaparra,  at  which  it  was  decided  to  begin  with  a 
Sunday  School  immediately.  Asked  Mr.  R.  C.  Cooley  to 
act  as  Superintendent. 

24.  At  7.30  p.m.  took  part  in  Service  and  preached  in. 
Bartle.  Rev.  Messers  Snavely  and  Diaz  assisted.  Mr.  Diaz 
made  an  address  in  Spanish. 

25.  At  7.30  p.m.  confirmed  two  and  preached  in  Chapel  of 
the  Holy  Apostles,  Camaguey.  The  candidates  were  pre¬ 
sented  by  Rev.  C.  E.  Snavely  and  Mr.  Diaz  read  the  Serv¬ 
ice.  The  latter  preached. 

28.  At  9  a.m.  celebrated  Holy  Communion  in  Holy  Trinity 
Chapel,  La  Gloria.  At  11  a.m.  preached.  At  4  p.m.  attended 
the  Litany  in  same  place.  At  7.30  p.m.  preached  in  same 
place.  Was  assisted  in  all  of  these  Services  by  Rev.  Mes¬ 
sers  Snavely  and  Diaz,  the  latter  making  an  address  in 
Spanish  at  this  last  Service. 

April. 

1.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

2.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

3.  Attended  Evening  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

4.  Celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  at  9  a.m.  in  the  Cathe¬ 
dral.  At  10  a.m.  con  Armed  eight  and  preached  in  the  Ca¬ 
thedral.  The  candidates  were  presented  by  Dean  Colmore. 
At  7.30  p.m.  confirmed  four  presented  by  Rev.  J.  M.  Lopez- 
Gunlen  in  the  Cathedral,  these  being  candidates  from  the 
Guanabacoa  Mission. 

5.  Read  Service  in  the  Cathedral  at  4  p.m. 

6.  Attended  Service  in  the  Cathedral  at  4  p.m. 

8.  Issued  Pastoral  Letter.  Attended  Service  in  Cathedral 
at  4  p.m. 


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9.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  and  Three  Hours’  Service  of 
Devotion  in  the  Cathedral. 

11.  Celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  at  7.30  a.m.  at  the 
Altar  in  my  house.  At  10  a.m.  took  part  in  Morning  Pra¬ 
yer,  and  celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  in  the  Cathedral. 
At  8  p.m.  confirmed  nine  presented  by  Rev  A.  T.  Sharpe 
in  Calvario  Chapel 

12.  Arranged  with  architects  to  draw  plans  for  the  new 
Chapel  at  Macagua-Arabos. 

14.  At  7.30  p.m.  confirmed  eight  in  Chapel  of  Santa  Maria, 
Colon,  candidates  presented  by  Rev.  V.  A.  Tuzzio. 

15.  At  8  a.m.  confirmed  six  candidates  presented  by  Rev. 
V.  A.  Tuzzio  in  Chapel  of  Santa  Maria  Colon.  These  can¬ 
didates  were  prevented  by  severe  rain  storm  from  attend¬ 
ing  services  of  the  night  before.  Storm  in  evening  also 
interfered  with  Service  at  Macagua-Arabos. 

16.  Took  part  in  Service  and  preached  at  8.30  p.m.  in  St. 
Paul’s  Chapel,  Sagua  la  Grande. 

17.  At  7.30  p.m.  confirmed  ten  in  Chapel  of  San  Pablo,  Cien- 
fuegos,  the  candidates  being  presented  by  Rev.  Morell. 
After  Service  attended  festivities  given  in  my  honor  by 
the  Sunday  School.  Archdeacon  Sturges  was  also  present. 

18.  Assisted  by  Archdeacon  Sturges,  preached  and  cele¬ 
brated  the  Holy  Communion  in  English  in  Chapel  of  San 
Pablo,  Cienfuegos.  At  5  p.m.  laid  Corner-Stone  of  new 
school  building  at  Constancia.  At  7.30  p.m.  took  part  in 
Service,  and  preached  at  same  place.  Archdeacon  Sturges 
also  made  an  address  in  Spanish. 

22.  Read  Service  in  Cathedral  School. 

25.  Preached  in  Cathedral  at  10  a.m. 

29.  Visited  and  inspected  school  at  Guanabacoa. 

May. 

2.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  at  Guanabacoa  at  10  a.m.  At 
1.30  p.m.  opened  the  new  Chapel  at  Bacuranao. 

3.  At  8.30  p.m.  presided  at  a  meeting  of  the  Cathedral 
Chapter. 

9.  At  9  a.m.  celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  in  the  Cathe¬ 
dral.  At  10  a.m.  read  Morning  Prayer  and  preached  in  the 
Cathedral. 

13.  At  8  a.m.  celebrated  the  Holy  Communion  in  the  Ca¬ 
thedral. 

16.  Attended  Morning  Prayer  in  the  Cathedral. 

20.  Attended  a  Celebration  of  the  Holy  Communion  in  the 
Cathedral. 


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23.  In  Chapel  of  San  Felipe,  Limonar,  confirmed  four  per¬ 
sons  presented  by  the  Rev.  Emilio  Planas.  At  8  p.m.  in  the 
Chapel  of  Fieles  a  Jesus,  Matanzas,  I  baptized  the  infant 
son  of  the  Rev.  F.  Diaz,  and  confirmed  ten  persons  present¬ 
ed  by  that  Priest. 

26.  Admitted  Jose  F.  Iribarren,  and  Vicente  Tellaheche  as 
Candidates  for  the  Holy  Ministry. 

28.  Read  Service  in  the  Cathedral  School. 

30.  At  Macagua-Arabos  confirmed  eight  persons  presented 
by  Rev.  Francisco  Diaz. 

31.  Attended  the  closing  exercises  of  the  Cathedral  School. 


APPENDIX  B. 


The  Report  of  the  Archdeacon  of  Havana. 


Havana,  Cuba,  June  1st,  1909. 


To  the  Right  Reverend  Albion  AV.  Knight,  D.  D., 

Bishop  of  Cuba  : 

As  Archdeacon  of  Havana,  I  respectfully  submit  the  follow¬ 
ing  report : 

During  the  term  beginning  with  Jan.  1st  1908,  and  ending 
wi’th  June  1st  1909,  I  have  officiated  as  follows : 

I  have  made  fourteen  trips  to  the  Isle  of  Pines,  officiating  at 
the  following  services: 

At  Columbia,  four  Celebrations,  and  eleven  other  services, 
making  a  total  of  fifteen  Services,  and  twelve  sermons. 

At  Santa  Rosalia,  three  Celebrations,  and  nine  other  Servi¬ 
ces,  making  a  total  of  twelve  Services,  with  eleven  sermons. 

At  Santa  Fe,  one  Celebration,  with  eight  other  Services, 
making  a  total  of  nine  Services,  with  eight  sermons. 

At  Nueva  Gerona,  one  Celebration,  with  eight  other  Services, 
making  a  total  of  nine  Services  with  eight  sermons. 

At,  McKinley,  two  Celebrations,  with  ten  other  Services, 
making  a  total  of  twelve  Services,  and  ten  sermons. 

To  Ocean  Beach  and  Guaniguanico  I  have  made  fifteen  trips, 
with  t lie  following  Services: 

At  Ocean  Beach,  two  Celebrations,  with  six  other  Services, 
making  a  total  of  eight  Services,  with  seven  sermons, 

At  Guaniguanico,  three  Celebrations,  with  twelve  other 
Services,  making  a  total  of  fifteen  Services,  and  fourteen 
sermons. 

To  Santiago  de  las  Vegas  I  made  fourteen  trips,  holding 
three  Celebrations,  and  eleven  other  Services,  making  a  total 
of  fourteen  Services,  with  fourteen  sermons. 


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To  Tinguaro  I  made  two  trips,  holding  four  Services,  with 
four  sermons. 

From  Sep.  13th,  1908,  to  Oct.  28th  of  the  same  year,  in  the 
absence  of  the  Dean  of  the  Cathedral,  I  took  charge  at  his 
request,  of  the  work  at  the  Cathedral,  officiating  at  fourteen 
Celebrations,  and  seven  other  Services,  making  a  total  of 
twenty-one  Services,  with  ten  sermons. 

At  other  times  since  my  last  report,  I  have  assisted  at  the 
Cathedral  at  thirteen  Services,  delivering  three  sermons,  and 
holding  two  additional  Services,  making  a  total  of  twenty- 
three  Services  at  the  Cathedral,  with  ten  sermons. 

On  June  10th,  1908,  I  sailed  for  Philadelphia,  entering  the 
Episcopal  Hospital  on  the  27th,  where  1  underwent  two  opera¬ 
tions,  remaining  in  the  Hospital  until  July  25th. 

On  August  16,  23,  and  31,  I  officiated  at  St.  Matthew’s 
Church,  Philadelphia,  at  the  request  of  the  Rector,  holding  one 
Celebration,  and  six  other  Services,  with  six  sermons. 

On  Sep.  8th,  I  arrived  in  Havana,  and  took  up  the  duties  at 
the  Cathedral,  at  the  request  of  the  Dean,  on  Sep.  16th. 

Since  my  last  report,  I  have  delivered  one  hundred  and 
eighteen  lectures  at  the  Theological  Seminary. 


With  reference  to  the  condition  of  the  work  in  the  various 
places  of  which  I  have  been  in  charge,  I  would  say: 

That  on  the  Isle  of  Pines,  there  is  in  some  places,  a  certain 
degree  of  progress  to  be  noted. 

At  Columbia  there  has  been  no  immigration,  and  no  note 
oi  progress,  other  that  that  of  the  faithfulness  of  the  members 
of  the  Church.  The  condition  of  the  chapel  is  deplorable,  and 
it  would  seem  hardly  worth  while  to  undertake  its  restoration. 
A  better  investment  would  be  to  build  a  new,  and  more  sub¬ 
stantial  building.  This  appears  to  be  immediately  imperative. 

Owing  to  a  change  of  the  days  for  the  return  of  the  boat 
from  the  Isle  of  Pines,  it  was  thought  best  to  discontinue  the 
Services  at  Santa  Rosalia  for  a  part  of  the  Winter.  The  Servi¬ 
ces  there  have  their  chief  importance  in  the  ministrations  to 
the  small  group  of  little  children,  who  are  very  faithful  in 
their  attendance  upon  them. 

The  chapel  there  is  in  bad  repair,  having  been  injured  by 
the  hurricane  of  two  years  ago,  but  a  small  expenditure  would 
restore  it. 

At  Santa  Fe,  the  Services  are  still  being  held  in  the  Metho¬ 
dist  chapel,  through  the  courtesy  of  the  Minister,  Mr.  Redmon, 
and  his  congregation. 


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Should  the  proposed  Academy  and  chapel  materialize  there, 
and  the  expected  Priest  make  this  place  his  residence,  a  great 
future  for  Santa  Fe  will  be  assured. 

At  Nueva  Gerona  the  Services  have  moved  from  the  hotel 
to  the  Baptist  chapel,  and  back  again,  in  accordance  with  the 
movements  of  the  boat.  There  is  a  little  group  of  the  Faithful 
there,  and  the  congregations  arc  fairly  large.  We  are  greatly 
indebted  to  the  kind  assistance  of  several  good  friends  who 
may  not  be  of  us,  but  who  are  surely  with  us,  in  the  way  of 
attending  to  the  arrangements  of  the  details  of  the  Services, 
and  collecting  a  congregation. 

Me.  Kinley  has  had  a  greater  immigration  of  our  own  people 
than  any  other  part  of  the  Island  during  the  last  eighteen 
months. 

For  the  second  time  the  congregation  has  accepted  your 
offer  of  monetary  assistance  with  reference  to  the  erection 
of  a  Church  building,  a  Building  Committee  has  been  appoint¬ 
ed,  a  sub-committee  appointed  for  the  raising  of  additional, 
funds,  with  the  result  that  the  sum  of  $133.00  has  been  deposit¬ 
ed  in  the  Bank  of  Nueva  Gerona,  and  quite  a  large  amount 
additional,  has  been  subscribed  for  this  purpose. 

With  the  advent  of  the  expected  Priest  to  take  charge  of  the 
Missions  on  the  Isle  of  Pines,  a  solid  progress  may  be  expected 
at  once  in  this  work,  which,  under  the  present  conditions,  can, 
at  best,  only  hope  to  be  held  together,  and  that  with  the  very 
greatest  difficulty.  One  Service  in  a  month,  for  seven  or  eight 
Sundays  in  the  year,  with  the  Priest  residing  at  a  distance  of 
one  hundred  or  more  miles,  hardly  serves  to  afford  consolation 
to  our  own  people,  and  makes  little  if  any  impression  on  those 
who  are  not  members  of  our  own  Church,  from  whom  alone,  in 
addition  to  the  small  immigration,  growth  may  be  expected. 


Ocean  Beach,  and  Guaniguanico. 


Too  much  appreciation  cannot  he  had  of  the  faithful  and 
glad  service  of  the  young  men  of  these  places  who  meet  the 
Archdeacon,  and  convey  him  from  Mendoza  to  Ocean  Beach, 
thence  to  Guaniguanico,  and,  later,  back  to  Mendoza,  which 
requires  on  their  part  a  loss  of  three  days’  time  and  long  and 
hard  journeys.  On  being  thanked  for  this  service,  one  of  them 
said,  “But  it  is  nothing;  we  are  so  glad  to  have  the  Services 
of  the  Church,  that  we  are  more  than  glad  to  do  this  little  for 
them”. 


At  Ocean  Beach  a  Spanish  Service  precedes  that  in  English, 
at  which  there  is  a  goodly  congregation  of  very  reverent  and 
most  attentive  people.  Being  entirely  without  the  ministrations 


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of  their  own  Priests,  who  visit  them  but  about  once  in  two 
years  for  the  purpose  of  baptizing,  and  collecting  the  cemetery 
rents,  they  are  indeed  most  grateful  to  our  Branch  of  the 
Church  for  its  interest,  and  hail  its  coming,  with  joy. 

On  Jan.  24th  of  this  year  a  Mission  was  organized  at  this 
point,  and  one  also  at  Guaniguanico,  the  latter  being  about  ten 
miles  distant,  and  at  the  center  of  the  Guaniguanico  tract. 
Almost  every  member  of  the  Church  at  both  places,  is  a  Can¬ 
adian. 

Although  only  thirteen  communicants  will  appear  as  resident 
in  the  neighborhood  of  Ocean  Beach,  they  are  all  most  faithful, 
and  they  have  not  only  started  a  Sunday-school,  but  they 
have  for  some  time  been  maintaining  lay-services,  and  they  are 
at  work  with  reference  to  the  erection  of  a  building,  to  be  used 
“for  Church  purposes  only”.  At  present  the  Services  are  held 
in  the  hotel,  through  the  courtesy  of  the  proprietors. 

At  the  chapel  at  Guaniguanico,  regular  Services  have  been 
held  by  me  since  my  last  report,  once  every  month,  with  the 
exception  of  the  Sundays  in  the  wet  season,  when  it  is  impos¬ 
sible  to  cross  the  flooded  rivers,  but  the  lay-services  have  never 
ceased  on  account  of  the  weather,  even  though  the  congrega¬ 
tions  have  necessarily  been  diminished  because  of  the  floods. 

The  Services  here  are  marked  by  great  devotion,  and  the 
congregational  singing  is  most  hearty. 

Seven  men,  all  young,  with  but  one  exception,  and  gathered 
from  many  parts  of  the  world,  were  presented  for  Confirmation 

on  Feb.  28th  of  the  current  year. 

•/ 


Santiago  de  las  Vegas.  This  Mission  was  discontinued  after 
June  14  1908,  owing  to  the  departure  of  all  the  Americans 
from  the  Government  Agricultural  Experimental  Station. 


Tinguaro.  But  two  trips  were  made  to  this  point,  the  work 
being  suspended  owing  to  the  shutting  down  of  the  mills,  and 
the  consequent  exodus  of  the  people.  Although  there  were  no 
members  of  our  Branch  of  the  Church  there,  yet  great  interest 
in  the  Services  was  manifested,  and  it  is  confidently  expected 
that  when  the  mills  are  re-opened,  the  Services  will  continue. 


GENERAL  SUMMARY 


Jan.  1,  1908 — June  1,  1909. 

Celebrations .  34 

Other  Services .  102 


Total  Services .  136 

Lectures  at  the  Seminary .  118 

Sermons  and  Addresses .  95 


Total  Sermons  and  Addresses .  213 

St.  Matthew’s,  Phila,  Celebrations .  1 

Other  Services .  6 


Total  Services,  St.  Matthew’s .  7 

Sermons,  St.  Matthew’s .  6 

Grand  Total: 

Services .  143 

Sermons  and  Addresses .  219 

FINANCIAL  REPORT. 

Jan.  1,  1908 — June  1,  1909. 

RECEIPTS 

Offerings : 

Santiago  de  las  Vegas .  $  33.88 

Columbia .  12.62 

Santa  Rosalia . .  13.95 

Santa  Fe .  46.08 

Nueva  Gerona .  89.42 

McKinley .  50.62 

Ocean  Beach.  .  . .  33.00 

Guaniguanico .  29.69 

Tinguaro .  6.73 

Service  on  Steamer .  2.00 

Specials .  15.00 

Mite  boxes .  1.20 

Cartage  Press,  Limonar .  .82 


Total  Receipts .  $335.01 

Expenditures .  320.62 


Balance  on  Hand,  June  1st .  $  14.39 


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EXPENDITURES 


Balance  due  me  last  year .  $  3.31 

Wo.  Aux.  Children’s  Off’g .  1.20 

Postals  for  Notices .  8.11 

Wine .  2.40 

Breads.  . .  2.03 

Parish  Registers .  13.00 

Span,  Hymnals,  O.  Beach .  2.50 

Eng.  Hymnals,  O.  Beach .  3.80 

Expressage .  2.00 

Cartage  Press,  Limonar .  .86 

Alms  Bason .  .40 

Subscrip.  Appeal .  5.00 

Church  Extension  Fund .  68.80 

Miss’ry  Apportionment .  16.63 

Travelling  Expenses .  170.58 

Convocation  Fund .  20.00 


Total  Expenditures .  $320.62 


Respectfully  submitted, 

W.  W.  Steel, 

Archdeacon  of  Havana. 


APPENDIX  C. 


Sagua  la  Grande,  June  1st,  1909. 

To  the  Rt.  Rev.  A.  W.  Knight,  D.  D., 

Bishop  of  Cuba. 


Dear  Rt.  Rev.  Sir : 

1  have  the  honor  to  report  that  during  the  past  seventeen 
months  I  have  been  engaged  continuously  in  the  discharge 
of  the  duties  of  the  Archdeacon  of  East  Cuba.  During  that 
period  I  have  been  so  blessed  that  I  have  missed  no  appoint¬ 
ments  of  any  nature,  through  illness,’  or  other  personal  cause. 
Owing  to  the  condition  of  the  Island,  the  lack  of  facilities  for 
transportation,  and  the  scantiness  of  the  means  at  command, 
the  work  carried  on.  and  its  visible  results  have  been  far  less 
than  I  wished,  or  had  hoped  for,  and  the  time  wasted  in 
waiting  on  trains  and  boats,  and  through  the  missing  of  hoped 
for  connections,  has  added  greatly  to  other  disappointments. 

From  June  1st  1908,  to  Oct.  1st  of  the  same  year,  I  was 
occupied,  chiefly  in  the  care  of  the  Missions  at  Camaguey, 
Bartle,  Ceballos  and  La  Gloria,  not  stopping  to  mention  the 
work  demanded  by  the  office  of  Secretary  of  the  Convocation. 
Changes  in  population,  and  the  removal  from  the  Island,  of 
many  of  our  faithful  adherents,  have  been  sources  of  discour¬ 
agement,  from  which  especially  suffered  the  English  speaking 
Missions.  This  has  been  notably  the  case  at  Camaguey;  local 
shifting  of  the  Cuban  population,  and  the  invasion,  by  business 
houses  of  the  smaller  and  less  desirable  kind,  left  our  Chapel 
badly  situated  for  any  very  fruitful  or  permanent  work  among 
the  Cubans.  From  these  causes,  my  successor  in  the  charge  of 
this  group  of  Missions  has  suffered  to  a  still  greater  extent. 

Owing  to  a  vacancy  occuring  in  the  Mission  at  Sagua  la 
Grande,  and  the  impending  departure  of  the  Rev.  Chaplain 
Brander,  who  had  been  earnestly  prosecuting  our  work  in 
Cienfuegos.  coupled  with  tin*  desire  to  open  new  fields  in  the 
Province  of  Santa  Clara,  it  was  deemed  best  that  I  should 


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remove  from  Camaguey  to  Sagna  la  Grande,  which  T  did  on  the 
1st  of  October  last,  the  Rev.  0.  E.  Suavely  taking  charge  of 
the  Mission  at  Bartle,  and  those  in  the  Province  of  Camaguey, 
Mr.  Suavely  will  present  the  detailed  reports  from  these  Mis¬ 
sions.  One  thing  which  had  much  to  do  .with  this  change  was 
the  request  which  had  come  to  the  Bishop  a  short  time  previous, 
for  the  establishment  of  a  Mission  of  the  Church,  with  a  Paro¬ 
chial  School  on  the  estate  of  the  Colonial  Sugar  Company  at 
Constancia,  near  Cienfuegos.  The  large  population  that  gathers 
by  necessity  about  the  sugar  mills,  and  is  scattered  over  the 
cane  fields  of  the  Companies  owning  these  mills,  or  tributary 
to  them,  affords  a  new,  and  almost  untouched  field  for  religious 
effort.  The  Mission  at  Constancia.,  although  not  the  first  to 
be  projected  in  this  field,  bears  the  distinction  of  being  the  first 
to  actually  begin  services  and  to  open  a  school.  The  services 
were  begun  in  November  last,  and  have  since  been  maintained 
on  one  Sunday  in  each  month.  The  school  was  opened  in 
February  by  Miss  Leonora.  M.  Kelton,  under  the  Bishop’s  ap¬ 
pointment,  and  not-with-standing  many  obstacles,  not  unusual 
in  the  beginning  of  such  enterprises,  such  as  unsuitable  quar¬ 
ters,  and  lack  of  proper  supplies,  has  met  not  only  an  apprecia¬ 
tive  reception  from  the%people,  but  a  most  gratifying  success 
in  the  progress  of  its  scholars.  The  past  incomplete  year  was 
necessarily  experimental,  and  has  shown  not  only  the  need  of 
such  a  school,  but  the  need  of  a  decided  enlargement  of  the 
plan  of  its  first  conception,  and  greater  facilities.  The  Colonial 
Sugar  Company  is  now  building  a  model  schoolhouse,  in  which 
next  year  we  expect  to  have  at  least  two  departments  under  the 
care  of  Miss  Kelton,  with  a  young  Cuban  lady  as  her  assistant. 
For  this  school  house,  the  Bishop  laid  the  Cornerstone  on  the 
18th  of  April,  in  the  presence  of  the  school  children,  and  a 
good  congregation,  composed  of  Cubans  and  Americans.  In  this 
service,  I  had  the  honor  to  assist.  The  Rev.  Esteban  Morell.  who 
is  in  charge  of  the  Mission  of  San  Pablo,  Cienfuegos,  expects 
soon  to  begin  a  monthly  service  in  Spanish,  at  Constancia,  from 
which  we  look  for  much  good  result. 

Permit  me  here  to  say  a  few  words  about  our  Mission  to 
Spanish  speaking  people  in  Cienfuegos.  This  Mission  was  begun 
through  the  zeal  and  voluntary  work  of  the  Rev.  W.  W. 
Brander,  Chaplain  to  the  United  States  troops  stationed  at 
that  place,  and  points  adjacent.  During  nearly  two  years  of 
his  residence  there,  he  carried  on  the  work  without  expense 
to  the  Church  or  Missions  Board.  In  January  last,  the  Rev. 
Mr.  Morell  took  charge  of  the  Mission  by  appointment  of  the 
Bishop,  Chaplain  Brander  being  ordered  back  to  the  States 
with  the  returning  Army  of  Pacification.  The  Chapel,  which 
was  indifferently  situated,  was  removed  to  a  much  more  favor¬ 
able  locality,  and  fitted  up  in  a  very  neat  manner.  Here  Mr. 


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Morell  has  already  gathered  a  congregation  that  more  than 
fills  the  Chapel,  and  a  Sunday-school  of  some  thirty  regular,  and 
thoroughly  interested  attendants.  On  the  occasion  of  the  Bish¬ 
op’s  last  visit  this  Sunday-school  gave  a  festival  to  its  friends, 
but  especially  in  honor  of  the  Bishop,  at  which  the  writer  of 
this  report  was  an  interested  spectator  and  listener.  The  chil¬ 
dren  maintained  an  order,  and  showed  a  proficiency  in  singing, 
and  in  the  other  exercises  of  the  festival,  which  would  reflect 
credit  to  any  Sunday-school  in  the  States.  On  the  whole,  the 
future  prospects  of  this  Mission  now  seem  very  bright. 

A  summary  of  my  official  acts  follows: 

At  Ceballos  I  held  nine  services,  preached  seven  times  and 
baptized  two  infants. 

At  Bartle,  six  services  five  sermons,  and  one  Celebration  of 
the  Holy  Communion. 

At  Camaguey  84  services.  46  sermons,  12  Celebrations  of  the 
Holy  Communion,  4  infant  baptisms,  and  one  burial. 

At  La  Gloria,  13  services,  8  sermons,  three  Celebrations  of 
the  Holy  Communion,  1  adult,  and  1  infant  baptism. 

At  Saigua  la  Grande,  72  services,  44  sermons,  8  Celebrations 
of  the  Holy  Communion,  1  marriage. 

At  CienfuegoS,  4  services,  4  sermons,  3  Celebrations  of  the 
Holv  Communion,  and 

At  Constancia,  8  services,  5  sermons,  and  3  Celebrations  of 
the  Holy  Communion,  being  a  total  of : 

190  Services. 

119  Sermons  and  addresses. 

26  Celebrations  of  the  Holy  Communion. 

1  Adult  Baptism. 

7  Infant  Baptisms. 

2  Marriages. 

1  Burial. 

Respectfully  submitted, 

C.  M.  Sturges, 

Archdeacon  of  East  Cuba. 


APPENDIX  D. 


Havana,  Cuba,  June  1st,  1909. 

To  the  Right  Reverend  Albion  W.  Knight,  D.  D., 

and  to  the  Convocation  of  the  Missionary  District  of  Cuba : 

I  respectfully  submit  the  following  report  <as  Historiographer 
of  the  District : 

Since  my  last  report  of  Jan.  1st,  1908.  I  have  been  limited  to 
the  culling  from  the  files  of  the  Church  papers  and  the  Spirit 
of  Missions  all  articles  pertaining  to  the  Church  work  in  Cuba, 
and  the  Isle  of  Pines,  and  filing  them  in  a  large  scrap-book 
for  further  reference.  It  will  readily  be  understood  that  such 
articles  'are  of  the  nature  of  current  history,  and  that  in  the 
course  of  time  they  will  be  invaluable. 

The  first  volume  of  such  cuttings  has  been  filled,  and  care¬ 
fully  indexed,  in  order  to  facilitate  easy  reference. 

I  have  the  great  pleasure  to  report  also  that,  through  the 
indefatigable  efforts  of  Mrs.  D.  S.  Merritt,  of  Philadelphia, 
Penna.,  another  large  volume  of  letters  and  documents  apper¬ 
taining  to  the  history  of  the  work  in  Cuba  has  been  prepared, 
most  beautifully  and  carefully  typewritten,  and  arranged 
chronologically,  which  also  I  have  properly  indexed. 

Inasmuch  as  the  various  articles  sent  to  the  Church  papers 
serve  a  large  purpose  in  the  preservation  of  the  current  history 
of  the  progress  made  in  the  work  in  the  District,  I  -again  beg 
the  privilege  of  reminding  the  Clergy  of  the  very  great  desir¬ 
ability  of  remitting,  either  directly  to  the  papers,  or  through  the 
official  correspondent,  any  and  all  notes  of  interest  in  the 
various  fields  of  work. 

These  notes  will  serve  a  double  purpose :  1st,  that  of  the 
preservation  of  the  current  history;  and  2ndly,  that  of  creating 
and  conserving  an  interest  in  the  work  of  the  District  through¬ 
out  the  Church  in  the  United  States. 

Should  they  be  viewed  in  the  light  of  personal  self-adver¬ 
tisement  on  the  part  of  those  who  send  them,  they  would  indeed 
be  disastrous  in  the  extreme,  and  every  self-respecting  Clergy- 


man  would  be  justified  in  hesitating  to  send  them,  but  viewed 
in  the  proper  and  only  light  in  which  they  should  be  viewed, 
it  is  manifest  that  they  are  of  the  utmost  importance. 

Had  not  such  articles  been  sent  in  the  past,  a  very  large 
portion  of  the  history  of  the  work  in  Cuba  would  have  been 
lost  to  the  Church.  It  is  therefore  equally  important  that  they 
should  be  sent  ia<t  the  present  time. 

In  a  recent  issue  of  the  Southern  Churchman  a  very  interest¬ 
ing  editorial  appeared  under  the  title  of  Information  versus 
Exhortation.  Calling  attention  to  the  precarious  condition  of 
the  Missionary  Treasury  at  the  present  time,  the  editor  pro¬ 
ceeds  to  make  a  very  strong  argument  in  favor  of  publicity  in 
regard  to  the  Missionary  work  of  the  Church,  from  which  I  beg 
to  call  your  attention  to  the  following  excerpts : 

“It  is  evident  that  Church  people  are  abundantly  able  and 
willing  to  sustain  any  good  work  that  commends  itself  to  their 
intelligence,  conscience  and  good  will...  Given  a  really  wise 
and  good  work,  and  a  thorough  understanding  of  that  work  on 
the  part  of  the  laity,  and  an  actively  aroused  interest  in  it, 
and  the  work  has  always  been  sustained  'and  pushed  to  success. 
But  mere  exhortation  to  do  it,  without  sufficient  and  satisfying 
information  and  reasons,  will  never  lead  intelligent  men  and 
women  to  active  interest  in  any  cause,  however  good.” 

“An  ounce  of  information  is  worth  a>  pound  of  exhortation, 
any  time  in  any  good  cause.”... 

“Information,  full,  clear,  and  explicit  information,  is  what  is 
needed,  and  it  is  the  only  possible  remedy  for  the  conditions.” 

There  never  was  a  time  when  the  Church  press  generally 
gave  greater  space  and  prominence  to  Missionary  work  than 
in  the  present.” 

Thus  far  the  editorial. 

It  is  noteworthy  that  those  addresses  on  Missionary  subjects 
at  missionary  meetings,  which  tell  the  story  of  the  work  done, 
and  the  Special  needs  in  any  particular  place,  are  the  only  ones 
which  command  the  active  interest  of  the  hearers;  and  it  is 
equally  true  that  those  fields  which  send  to  the  Church  papers 
interesting  and  timely  articles,  well  illustrated,  are  those  which 
most  fully  command  the  same  interest. 

In  order  then,  that  the  current  history  of  the  work  in  Cuba 
may  be  preserved  in  this  way,  and  that  we  may  contribute  our 
share  towards  the  creation  and  preservation  of  such  an  interest 
in  all  missionary  work,  1  beg  to  suggest  once  more  to  the 
Reverend  Clergy  the  very  great  desirability  of  sending  to  your 
official  correspondent  every  possible  thing  that  may  be  of 
interest  concerning  the  work,  feeling  that  this  will  be  of  the 
very  greatest  benefit,  not  only  to  this  work  in  Cuba.,  but  also 
to  the  cause  of  missions  in  general. 

And  now  another  matter: 


In  our  work  here  we  are  laying  foundations,  and  we  are 
making  history  every  day.  It  is  most  important  that  this  history 
should  be  preserved  in  some  permanent  way ;  and  it  was  with 
this  intent  that  you  have  done  me  the  honor  to  elect  me  to  the 
position  of  Historiographer. 

Now  in  doing  any  work,  it  is  far  easier,  and  more  likely  to 
be  along  the  lines  of  accuracy,  if  the  work  is  kept  up  from  day 
to  day,  and  from  year  to  year.  The  memory  is  not  very  exact 
or  dependable,  and  men  come  and  go.  Consequently  unless  we 
take  some  immediate  measures  for  the  recording  and  the  pre¬ 
servation  of  such  records  of  the  principal  events  in  the  various 
parts  of  the  field,  it  is  manifest  that  a  large  part  of  such  im¬ 
portant  history  will  be  lost  to  the  Church,  or  have  to  be  sup¬ 
plied  piecemeal  from  memory.  I  am  not  forgetting  the  Bishop’s 
Diary  nor  the  Parish  Registers;  but  the  former  only  records 
the  official  acts  and  daily  life  of  the  Bishop,  and  the  latter, 
only  the  official  atcts  of  the  Clergy.  There  are  many  happenings 
which  may  not  appear  in  either :  e.  g.  the  opening  of  a  new 
Mission  in  a  town;  the  first  Service  in  a  new  building,  etc. 

In  this  connection,  therefore,  I  offer  the  following 

RESOLUTION: 

“That  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  each  Clergyman  in  this  District 
to  send  to  the  Historiographer,  before  June  1st,  1910,  a  history 
as  complete  as  he  may  be  able  to  make  it,  of  the  various  works 
that  are  under  his  charge,  or  which  may  be  begun  during  that 
time,  which  shall  contain  an  account  of  the  historical  events 
up  to  the  time  of  the  writing,  together  with  the  dates  as  they 
may  be  obtained. 

“Also  that  it  shall  be  the  duty  of  each  Clergyman,  to  send, 
annnually  to  the  Historiographer,  a  summary  for  the  year,  of 
the  history  of  the  various  events  in  his  work,  worthy  of 
record.  ” 

Although  this  may  require  a  certain  amount  of  labour  on 
our  part,  yet  I  am  sure  that  we  shall  be  glad  to  do  this  for  the 
good  of  the  work  here,  and  the  satisfaction  of  the  generations 
to  come. 

Respectfully  submitted, 


W.  W.  Steel,  Historic  grapher. 


APPENDIX  E. 


To  the  Ecclesiastical  Authority  of  the  Diocese  (or  Missionary 

District)  of  Cuba. 

In  compliance  with  the  requirement  of  Canon  46,  Sec.  I  (IV), 
I  hereby  give  notice  that  the  following  alterations  of  the  Con¬ 
stitution  of  the  Church  are  proposed :  to  wit,  those  comprised 
in  the  resolutions  printed  herewith,  said  resolutions  having 
been  constitutionally  adopted  by  a  General  Convention  held  in 
the  city  of  Richmond,  in  October,  A.  D.  1907. 

Henry  Anstice, 

Secretary  of  the  House  of  Deputies. 
New  York,  April  15th,  A.  D.,  1908. 


RESOLUTIONS. 

Resolved: — That  the  following  change  be  made  in  the  Con¬ 
stitution,  .and  the  proposed  alteration  be  made  known  to  the 
several  Dioceses,  in  order  that  the  same  may  be  adopted  at 
the  next  General  Convention,  in  accordance  with  Article  XI 
of  the  Constitution,  as  follows : 

Prefix  to  the  Constitution  the  following 

PREAMBLE 

This  American  Church  first  planted  in  Virginia,  in  the  year 
of  our  Lord  1607,  by  representatives  of  the  ancient  Church  of 
England:  acknowledging  the  Holy  Scriptures  of  the  Old  and 
New  Testaments  to  be  the  Word  of  God,  the  record  of  God  s 
Revelation  of  Himself  in  His  Son,  and  to  contain  all  things 
necessary  to  salvation;  holding  the  Catholic  Creeds,  to  wit, 
the  Apostles’  Creed  and  the  Nicene  Creed,  to  be  a  sufficient 
statement  of  the  Christian  Faith;  maintaining  the  Orders  of 
the  Sacred  Ministry  in  such  form  as  from  the  Apostles’  time 


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they  have  been  continued ;  reverently  conserving  the  Sacra¬ 
ments  ordained  by  Christ  Himself ;  and  accounting  to  be 
members  of  the  flock  of  Christ,  all  who  have  been  duly  baptized 
in  the  name  of  the  Father,  and  of  the  Son,  and  of  the  Holy 
Ghost,  has  set  forth  and  established,  for  the  furtherance  of  the 
work  to  which  it  has  been  called  of  God,  the  following. 

CONSTITUTION. 

Resolved : — That  the  following  change  be  made  in  the  Con¬ 
stitution,  and  that  the  proposed  alterations  be  made  known 
to  the  several  Dioceses,  in  order  that  the  same  may  be  adopted 
at  the  next  General  Convention,  in  accordance  with  Article 
XI.  of  the  Constitution,  as  follows : 

Strike  out  Section  3  of  Article  I.,  and  insert  in  place  of 
it,  the  following: 

Section  3.  Upon  the  expiration  of  the  term  of  office  of  the 
Presiding  Bishop,  the  General  Convention  shall  elect  the  Pres¬ 
iding  Bishop  of  the  Church.  The  House  of  Bishops  shall  choose 
one  of  the  Bishops  having  jurisdiction  within  the  United  States 
to  be  such  Presiding  Bishop,  by  a  vote  of  all  the  Bishops  having 
a  title  to  vote  in  the  House  of  Bishops,  such  choice  to  be  subject 
to  confirmation  by  the  House  of  Deputies  by  vote  of  a  majority 
of  the  Clerical  and  Lay  Deputies  of  all  the  Dioceses  entitled  to 
representation  in  the  House  of  Deputies,  voting  by  orders. 

The  Presiding  Bishop  shall  discharge  such  duties  as  may  be 
prescribed  by  the  Constitution  and  the  Canons  of  the  General 
Convention. 

The  Presiding  Bishop  so  elected  shall  hold  office  for  six 
years,  unless  meanwhile  he  shall  have  reached  the  seventieth 
year  of  his  age,  when  the  tenure  of  his  office  shall  end  in 
any  case,  or  shall  have  resigned  his  Episcopal  jurisdiction,  or, 
with  the  consent  of  the  General  Convention,  his  office  as  Pres¬ 
iding  Bishop,  or,  unless,  for  infirmity  or  other  sufficient  cause, 
he  may  have  been  relieved  of  such  office  by  the  General  Con¬ 
vention  by  the  concurrent  vote,  first  of  a  majority  of  all  the 
Bishops  entitled  to  vote  in  the  House  of  Bishops,  and  then  of  a 
majority  of  the  Clerical  and  Lay  Deputies  of  all  the  Dioceses 
entitled  to  representation  in  the  House  of  Deputies,  voting  by 
orders. 

The  salary  of  the  Presiding  Bishop  as  such,  shall  be  fixed 
and  paid  by  the  General  Convention,  as  may  be  provided  by 
Canon  of  such  Convention. 

When,  for  any  reason,  a  vacancy  in  the  office  shall  occur, 
or  if,  by  reason  of  infirmity,  the  Presiding  Bishop  shall  become 
disabled,  the  House  of  Bishops  shall  elect  one  of  its  number 
to  act  as  Presiding  Bishop  until  the  next  meeting  of  the  Gen¬ 
eral  Convention. 


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Resolved: — That  the  following  alteration  be  made  in  the 
Constitution  and  that  the  proposed  alteration  be  made  known 
to  the  several  Dioceses,  in  order  that  the  same  may  be  adopted 
at  the  next  General  Convention  in  accordance  with  Article  XI. 
of  the  Constitution,  .as  follows: 

Insert  in  Article  II.  as  Section  4  the  following,  and  renumber 
the  present  Section  4: 

It  shall  be  lawful  for  a  Diocese,  with  tin1,  consent  of  the 
Bishop  of  that  Diocese,  to  elect  one  or  more  Suffragan  Bishops, 
without  right  of  Succession,  and  with  seat  and  without  vote 
iu  the  House  of  Bishops.  A  Suffragan  Bishop  shall  be  conse¬ 
crated  and  hold  office  under  such  conditions  and  limitations 
other  than  those  provided  in  this  Article  as  may  be  provided 
by  Canons  of  the  General  Convention.  He  shall  be  eligible  as 
Bishop  Coadjutor  of  a  Diocese,  or  as  a  Suffragan  in  another 
Diocese,  or  he  may  be  elected  by  the  House  of  Bishops  as  a 
Missionary  Bishop. 

Resolved: — That  the  following  change  be  made  in  the  Con¬ 
stitution,  and  that  the  proposed  alteration  be  made  known  to 
the  several  Dioceses,  in  order  that  the  same  may  be  adopted  at 
the  next  General  Convention,  in  accordance  with  Article  XI. 
of  the  Constitution,  as  follows : 

Add  to  the  second  paragraph  of  Article  IX  of  the  Constitu¬ 
tion,  the  following  sentence,  namely: 

The  General  Convention  may  also  provide  by  Canon  for  the 
trial  of  a  Presbyter  or  Deacon  in  the  Diocese  or  Misisonary 
District  in  which  an  offence  is  alleged  to  have  been  committed 
by  him. 

Resolved: — That  the  following  change  be  made  in  the  Con¬ 
stitution,  and  that  the  proposed  alteration  be  made  known  to 
the  several  Dioceses  in  order  that  the  same  may  be  adopted 
at  the  next  General  Convention,  in  accordance  writh  Article  XI. 
of  the  Constitution,  as  follows  : 

Add  to  Article  X.  at  the  end  thereof  the  following  proviso: 

And  provided  further,  that  in  editions  of  the  Book  of  Com¬ 
mon  Prayer  in  foreign  languages,  such  verbal  alterations  as 
may  be  necessary  to  adapt  the  same  to  local  conditions  may  be 
made  by  the  authority  of  the  Bishop  of  the  Diocese  or  Mission¬ 
ary  District  in  which  it  is  used,  subject  to  the  approval  of  the 
Presiding  Bishop. 


APPENDIX  F. 


REPUBLIC  OF  CUBA. 


Presidency. 


Havana,  June  12th.  1909. 


To  the  Bishop  of  the  Episcopal  Convocation 

of  the  Island  of  Cuba. 


Sir 


City. 


It  is  with  pleasure  that  I  comply  with  the  special  instructions 
accorded  me  by  the  President  of  the  Republic  to  communicate 
to  you  in  his  name  his  most  sincere  appreciation  of  the  greet¬ 
ings  extended  him  by.your  very  important  Institution,  together 
with  the  wishes  of  the  same  for  the  success  of  the  present 
Government. 

Your  enthusiastic  and  pious  communication  will  be  most 
appreciatively  preserved  in  the  Archives  of  the  Executive. 

Very  truly  yours, 

(s)  J.  Lorenzo  Castellanos, 

Secretary  of  the  Presidency. 


GOVERNMENT  OF  THE  PROVINCE  OF  HAVANA. 


Office  of  Public  Order. 


Havanai,  June  16th.  1909. 

Mr.  Albion  W.  Knight,  Bishop. 

Sir : 

It  affords  me  pleasure  to  acknowledge  the  receipt  of  your 
appreciated  communication  of  the  10th.,  by  which  the  Episcopal 
Convention  of  the  Island  of  Cuba  is  conveying  to  me  its  greet¬ 
ings,  and  at  the  same  time  expressing  its  wishes  for  my  success 
in  the  Government  of  this  Province. 

Kindly  accept  my  most  sincere  thanks. 

Yours  truly, 

(s)  Ernesto  Asbert, 

Provincial  Governor. 


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120  00  163  10 

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112  64 

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1  00 
54  45 

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19  00 

10  00 
548  15 
18654  38 
25  00 

1  03 

6300  00 
68200  00 

1967074 

257230 

53 

1  03 

1  03 

1  03 

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336715 
5  71 

La  Gloria.  Holy  Trinity . 

2 

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2 

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47 

68 

nr 

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2 r 

1 

8 

11 

44 

12 

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52 

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19  36 

3367  15 
102  63 

. 

60  89 

35  23 

3367  15 
101  83 

10  77 

10  77 

6  50 

6  50 

2  S9 

3367  15 
121  99 

L800  ",i 

Macagua,  La  Trinidad . 

91 

11 

1 

49 

43 

106 

25 

47 

12 

62 

90 

235 

67 

46 

8 

4 

4 

3 

45 

5  25 

2007  67 
71  39 

76  18 
5  58 

3  00 
5  63 

2  00 

20  00 
33  54 

1873  91 

1975  09 
44  75 

2  00 

I  00 

4  36 

7  33 

8  02 

124 

14  93 
9  02 

18  25 
5  "'i 

3  75 

22  00 
5  00 

0  90 
12  62 

2012  92 
71  39 

350  00 

Ocean  Beach.  St.  Paul’s . 

68 

13 

174 

13 

8 

159 

8 

79 

2 

4 

2 

82 

6 

1 

1 

2  43 

290  94 
50  04 

33  Oil 

5  00 

33  00 

225  27 
S  30 

263  27 
41  30 

12  00 

8  10 

20  10 
5  75 

10  00 
2  99 

10  00 
2  99 

293  37 
50  04 

6400  00 

6 

3 

9 

1 

72 

8 

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279  94 

10  0(1 

68  65 

154  92 

233  57 

10  00 

8  32 

18  32 

5  00 

11  83 

16  S3 

11 22 

279  94 

1(55  50 

30  00 

Santiago  de  Cuba,  St.  Marv’s . 

Santiago  de  las  Vegas . 

Tinguaro . 

30 

3 

8 

19 

46 

4 

25 

23 

71 

/ 

12 

173 

1  l'(i 

19 

37 

4 

4 

98 

59 

4 

50 

9  55 

188  10 
535  27 
33  88 
6  73 

5  86 

12  18 
6  75 

2  SO 

"34*00 

168  99 
317  97 

187  33 
368  87 
27  SS 
6  73 

. 

7  70 

1 2  66 
4  00 

0  50 

0  50 
19  70 
4  00 

6  00 
2  00 

6  00 
2  00 

0  27 
150  25 

188  10 
544  82 
33  88 
6  73 

210  00 

1 

14 

3 

3 

. 

27  88 
6  73 

Isle  of  Pines,  Columbia,  St.  Luke's . 

. Me  Kinlev 

1 

1 

. 2" 

2 

1 

3 

6 

14 

•i 

1 

13.82 

2  86 

•J  86 

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13  82 

250  00 

1 

7 

8 

3 

12 

12 

2 

183  62 

27  91 

27  91 

4  00 

16  71 

20  7! 

2  00 

2  00 

1  S3  62 

„  „  ,  Santa  Fe  . .  . 

’•  •  Santa  Rosalia,  St.  Andrews.... 

Episcopal  Residence . 

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7 

11 

1 

. 

89  42 

64  46 

64  46 

4  00 

18  90 

22  96 

2  00 

2  00 

89  42 

1 

12 

1 

36  08 
13  95 

13  97 
5  72 

13  97 

2  00 
4  60 

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20  1  1 

2  00 

2  00 

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2 

3 

3 

6 

12 

3 

1 

1 

5  72 

2  23 

6  23 

2  00 

2  00 

13  95 

300  00 
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. 

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259 

9 

297 

1017 

143 

1355 

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1 

24 

3932 

727 

59 

983 

29 

469 

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64 

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1 

1 

3 

2365  04 

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1 

207  70  9  6  2  97 

12996  78 

1824  61 

412  44 

14877  32 

31621  77 

159  20  354  85 

24  72 

154  99 

7  74 

900  60  587  62 

78  65 

666  27 

1370  94 

34559  58 

126119  56 

23670  74 

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